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Force India driver decision at end of year
Monday 12th November 2012, 20:41 by Ryan Wood
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Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has hinted that he is unlikely to confirm the teams driver line-up for the 2013 season until after the final race of the current campaign.
The team likely has just one available seat with speculation that Paul di Resta has already signed to remain with the Silverstone based outfit.
Meanwhile Nico Hulkenberg has confirmed his exit. The German will join Sauber to replace outgoing Sergio Perez.
Mallya says the team will review a shortlist of drivers before making a final decision at the end of the year.
"We have traditionally waited until the end of the season to confirm our line-up and I expect we will stick to this schedule," said the Indian businessman.
"With the state of the driver market at the moment there is no rush to make an announcement. We have a shortlist and will take our time to make sure we have the fastest drivers available in our cars next season," he added.