Force India has announced that Nico Hulkenberg has signed an agreement with it for the 2014 season, but it is rumored that the German driver has signed a contract also for the following years. “Hulk” will race alongside the Vijey Mallya-owned team again, after joining it in 2011 and 2012 as a test driver first and as an official driver after.
It was a 2013 season rich in satisfaction both for Force India and for Nico. The Sauber team’s ex-driver scored 51 points during the second half of the Championship, after an unhappy first half of the season. He managed to finish 10th. Force India has hoped to get the better of McLaren until the end and took the seventh place on 77 points, ahead of Sauber and Toro Rosso, its main driver.
Hulkenberg represents another piece to complete the 2014 F.1 season’s puzzle, after Felipe Massa moved to Williams to replace the neo-Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado. Daniel Ricciardo will replace Webber at Red Bull and he will race alongside the 4-time-World-Champion Sebastian Vettel and Kevin Magnussen will make his debut into F.1 alongside the McLaren team, having Jenson Button as his team mate. The Danish driver will replace a still-not-hired Sergio Perez. The Mexican driver could partner with Hulkenberg at Force India.