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Hulkenberg to stay with Force India

Nico Hulkenberg is set to make Force India his home after agreeing to remain with the team for a second consecutive season.

For the 27-year-old German this is a big step, as it will be the first time he has remained with a team beyond one season.

Hulkenberg made his debut in Formula One with the Williams team at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix.

He completed 19 races for Williams before making the move to Force India. He sat out the 2011 season as a test driver, but replaced Adrian Sutil for the 2012 campaign with a career high 4th place finish coming in Belgium.

For 2013 he switched to Sauber where he equalled his best finish in Korea and finished higher in the drivers championship, despite scoring 12 points less.

After being heavily linked with drives at Ferrari and Lotus, Hulkenberg returned to Force India for 2014, where he has enjoyed his best season to-date.

He might not have equalled or bettered his highest race finish, but finishing 13 out of 16 races thus far in the points has seen him already better his best points paying season with 76 points following his 8th place finish in Japan.

“It’s good to confirm my plans for next season, 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.' Hulkenberg told Sky Sports.

“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.”

Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya added: “Everybody in the team is delighted to see Nico remain a Sahara Force India driver for next season, 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.”








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Date:Tuesday October 21 2014

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