What Is Behind This News From Force India F1 Team ?

The f1gpudpate.net revealed “exclusively” that “The Force India Formula 1 team will reveal its 2008 driver line-up after the team completes its three-day test session in Jerez next month”. Fine. But then they say “The team is currently testing in Barcelona with five different drivers and it is very likely two of them will be chosen to become the team’s official race driver. The “two of them” part caught my attention. Isn’t Adrian Sutil already a confirmed driver for Force India F1 for 2008 ? This is what he said just a day ago while acknowledging that he is lucky to have a race seat with Force India next season.

“I’ve had a very nice season working with this team, and I’m glad that I have a drive for next year, when a lot of drivers are still looking.”

So why is Force India talking about choosing 2 drivers ? It may be a typo from f1gpudate, it may be that they count Sutil as one of the 2 as he also testing for the team this week. But it also may mean that Force India is also considering their options should Sutil move to another team… This is what Sutil told The Telegraph:

“I would love to be driving with Lewis again. Maybe some time in the future. But next year would be good.”

It is obvious what team is on Sutil’s mind. In the meantime, Liuzzi, Sutil and Klien were closely matched on their first day of testing with Force India.

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