Force India drivers unsure of 2012 plans

(L to R): Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Force India F1, Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India F1and Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India F1. Force India F1 Driver Announcement, Whyte & Mackay, Glasgow, Scotland, 26 January 2011.

Nico Hulkenberg, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil

Oct.27 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta are refusing to believe they will definitely front Force India’s race driver lineup for the 2012 F1 season.

It is now expected that the team’s long-time regular Adrian Sutil may have to seek alternate employment, with Friday driver Hulkenberg set to step up to the race seat alongside rookie Scot di Resta.

“There are quite a few rumours going on. At the moment, that is what they are,” admitted Hulkenberg in Delhi this week.

“A decision has not yet been taken,” said the 24-year-old, referring to his boss Vijay Mallya’s scheduled announcement in mid December. “I’m waiting for that day.

“Hopefully, the association (with Force India) will be a good one and I look to a good future with them.”

Even di Resta, Sutil’s current race teammate, is not feeling comfortable.

“It (the December announcement) does play on your mind, I won’t deny it,” he told the Guardian. “You have got to keep showing the results, maybe show them even a bit more.”