Official: Hulkenberg remains with Force India for 2015


Sahara Force India has confirmed that Nico Hulkenberg will continue to race with team for 2015.

The 27-year-old German returned to Sahara Force India at the start of 2014 and has enjoyed his most successful Formula One season to date, with points finishes in 13 races, including four fifth place finishes.

"Everybody in the team is delighted to see Nico remain a Sahara Force India driver for next season," said Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director. "We rate him very highly and he has done a tremendous job this year by consistently picking up crucial championship points. We know him extremely well: he's a true racer and he knows how to motivate the team. I am convinced he is one of the best talents on the grid and I am proud that he will continue to race in the colours of Sahara Force India."

It's good to confirm my plans for next season," added Hulkenberg. "This is a team I know extremely well and we've enjoyed a great year together with some special results. The team has big ambitions and I believe we can have a competitive package once again next year. We have a strong partner in Mercedes and everyone in the team is motivated and hungry for more success. I have a good feeling for 2015 and there is a lot to be excited about as we try to build on the results we have achieved this year."

In December, the team announced it had signed Sergio Perez, who is currently 29 points adrift of the German, on a "multi-year deal".

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Published: 20/10/2014
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