Sutil hopes to retain Force India drive

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Adrian Sutil says that he has ‘no other plans’ for 2014 if he fails to retain his drive with the Silverstone-based Sahara Force India team next season, writes James Beckett.

Sutil is in his second spell as a driver for the Vijay Mallya-owned team, and has scored consistent points so far this season.

The F1 driver market is currently enjoying its annual mid-season scrutiny, with many drivers looking at securing existing options with their current teams for next year or exploring the possibility of joining other outfits.

Paul di Resta and James Calado have been suggested as possible racers for Force India in 2014 although Sutil is keen to keep his seat. He said: “I have no other options on the table for 2014 and so I am very keen to stay in F1 with Force India.

“I think I am doing a good job and the team is showing good progress in a season that has not been easy due to the aggressive wear of the tyres.

“Our car traditionally goes well at fast tracks and so the remaining European events at Spa and Monza should be good for us. I hope I can score good points to keep my profile strong for the rest of the season.”

The FIA F1 World Championship season continues next weekend at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.