Force India F1 confirms 2009 drivers, yet again

Unchanged line up for Force India for 2009

Unchanged line up for Force India for 2009

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.


Vijay Mallya:

“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.

Photo: Force India F1

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  1. kaushalNo Gravatar says:

    good news for F1 fans. If Sutil gets a better car in 2009,then he surely be in good position to score few points in 2009.Fisichella is veteran,he has all the experience which force india team needs..

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      I am not sure what options Mallya had for next year. But if his only alternatives were McLaren test drivers than he is probably better off keeping the line up unchanged and give the team some stability. after all, when was the last time Jordan/Midland/Spyker kept the same drivers at least for one season :-)

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