Force India set to declare the drivers’ line-up for the 2013 F1 season Christmas week, some news sources says that Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil looking the most likely pairing.
When asked if he would be able to replace Hulkenberg with a driver of the same calibre, Mallya immediately put Sutil’s name in the mix.
“Yes absolutely, why not?” he told Reuters in Indian GP weekend. “Never forget I always have the potential of considering Sutil again. Sutil is always quick. So there are many options. I would certainly consider him.”
Early Force India expected that to announce the pairing by November last week, is taking more time calculating existing drivers
“The announcement should take place next week. Adrian looks the best bet to partner di Resta as he has got the required experience in Formula One. At the same time, Mr. Mallya also considered all other available options,” a Force India top source told IANS referring to the out-of-drive Kamui Kobayashi and Bruno Senna, who raced for Sauber and Williams in 2012.
On di Resta continuing with the team for the third straight year, the source said: “He was always expected to carry on. He has delivered so far and it makes sense to retain him.”
IANS added that current Force India reserve Jules Bianchi’s inexperience makes Sutil the strongest candidate for the seat alongside di Resta.
Source: Various News Source