Force India remains tight-lipped about second seat

© F1 Pulse, 14 January 2013
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Force India is yet to announce its second driver for the 2013 season, a decision which was expected to be taken last month, continuing speculation about which candidate would fit the bill.

Adrian Sutil, whose career was dented after night club incident in 2010 for which he was convicted, is one of the leading probables along with test and reserve driver Jules Bianchi.

A member of the Ferrari driver academy, Bianchi’s future at Force India has been linked with the team whispered to opt to run the Italian outfit’s engine for 2014 and beyond.

Ousted from Sauber and named as a likely candidate for Force India, Kamui Kobayashi had admitted earlier that his focus was not to return to Formula 1 in 2014.

Bruno Senna, Heikki Kovalainen, Vitaly Petrov, Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan are the other drivers from the 2012 season who are yet to secure a seat. Despite the seemingly endless options, Force India remains tight-lipped about the second seat.

"I am surprised there has been nothing yet," di Resta told the Press Association. "The team have said they will announce it in good time as to where they are going to be, and I have to respect that."

 

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