Only few days after Vijay Mallya casted doubts on job security of his current drivers the Force India F1 team confirmed (yet again) that Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil will keep their race driver seats for next season. Vitantonio Liuzzi will continue as a test driver.
“I firmly believe that next year will be a huge opportunity for this team. We have a new technical partnership with McLaren and Mercedes, a dynamic new management structure and now one of the most solid driver line-ups on the grid.
We certainly welcomed the insight and advice of our new partners in this matter, however the choice was entirely ours based on the current talent available in the market today.
In Giancarlo, Adrian and Tonio we have a wonderful balance between experience and ambition, and now complete consistency.”
So looks like unlike December 11, December 14 was the appropriate time to announce the 2009 drivers line up.
Only Toro Rosso and the team formerly known as Honda are yet to confirm who (if anybody in Honda case) will race for them in 2009.
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