Nico Hulkenberg come-back to Force India team with a multi-year deal following just one season with Sauber, 2011 season the German speedy joined with Silverstone-based squad as test driver role and in 2012 he promoted as a race driver.
Following the Raikkonen exit from Lotus, Hulkenberg was short-listed in this place, but previous to the team announced Pastor Maldonado to drive for 2014.
“I am happy to come back to Force India, the team is aiming high for next year and I believe that the experience I have gained over the years will help us achieve those goals. Hulkenberg said.
“I genuinely believe we can have a competitive package in 2014. I’ve heard a lot of positive things about the Mercedes engine as well, so I think there is a lot to be excited about for next year.
“I know this team and I can see their determination; it’s a great bunch of people and we all share the same hunger for success.”
Force India Team boss Vijay Mallya added: “I’m delighted to see Nico back with Force India.
“When he drove for us in 2012, it became clear Nico was an exceptional talent and he has continued to impress everyone in the paddock with his strong performances this season.
“Having Nico in our line-up is a real statement of intent and a huge boost for everyone associated with the team.
“We have high hopes and expectations for 2014 and by signing Nico we have put ourselves in the best position to achieve those objectives and enjoy what could be our most competitive season yet.”