The impressive form of Sergio Perez does not mean Force India is unhappy with his teammate.
Many observers rate 2015 Le Mans winner Hulkenberg more highly than his Mexican teammate, but it is Perez who has scored two podiums within three races and is now strongly linked with a move to Ferrari.
But deputy Force India boss Bob Fernley says the Silverstone based team is happy with both of its drivers, including German Hulkenberg who last year signed on for 2016 and 2017.
“Both drivers have shown good performance in recent years so we have no problems at all — we have a great driving pairing,” he said.
“They complement each other well but they each have their different driver styles, which helps our engineers to get the maximum out of the car,” added Fernley.
As for the fact Perez has had significantly better results recently, scoring almost double Hulkenberg’s points tally, Fernley explained: “Sergio has had some luck, while Nico has had bad luck.
“I think only Checo has been able to deliver on his performance, but we are fortunate to have two drivers of this quality,” he added.