Formula One team Sahara Force
India has confirmed that their driver Nico Hulkenberg will remain with the team
for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 27-year-old German is
enjoying his best season to date in 2014. He has scored points in all but three
Grand Prix races. He currently sits eighth in the drivers' standings.
Nico Hulkenberg has scored 76
points over the opening 16 races - compared to team mate Sergio Perez who has
scored 47. Their performance has helped keep Sahara Force India in the hunt for
fifth position in the constructors' championship. The team currently trail
McLaren by 20 points.
With points finishes in 13
races, including four fifth place finishes, Nico remains one of the most
exciting drivers on the Formula One grid.
Hulkenberg raced with Force
India in 2011 and '12 and, after a one-year spell at Sauber, returned ahead of
the 2014 season. In a statement issued by Sahara Force India, Nico Hulkenberg said, “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.”
He further stated that his
team has 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,”
Vijay Mallya, Team Principal
and Managing Director, Sahara Force India said that 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,” Mallya said.
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