Hulkenberg signs to stay with Force India

Nico Hulkenberg
Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg will remain a driver for the Silverstone-based Sahara Force India Formula One Team for the 2015 FIA F1 World Championship season.

The 27-year-old German made his Grand Prix debut in 2010 for the Williams team, and joined Force India for the 2011 season.

Spending two years with the Silverstone squad, Hulkenberg then moved to the Sauber team for 2013, before rejoining the Vijay Mallya-owned team for this season. Hulkenberg has enjoyed his best season to date in the top category of the sport this season, scoring points in 13 races so far this year.

Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of the Sahara Force India team said: “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.”

He added: “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 during 2015.”

Hulkenberg said: “It’s good to confirm my plans for next season. This is a team I know extremely well and we have 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.”