Force India signs Sutil, aims to keep Bianchi

Per Sahara Force India's team boss: "It was a close call."

Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India F1 with the media
Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India F1 with the media

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Feb.28 (GMM) Force India on Thursday completed the 2013 grid by announcing it has signed Adrian Sutil.

The Silverstone based team had weighed up reuniting with German Sutil, its long-time German driver, or promote the Ferrari-linked 2012 reserve Jules Bianchi.

"It was a close call, but ultimately we felt that Adrian's experience and historic links to the team gave him the edge," said team boss Vijay Mallya.

Sutil, 30, drove for the team between 2007 and 2011, sitting out last season in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair.

Mallya added: "As for Jules Bianchi, he has impressed us enormously with his speed and work ethic, and I'm hopeful we can continue working with him this year to help him develop into a future Grand Prix driver."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eric Lux , Adrian Sutil , Jules Bianchi
Teams Ferrari , Force India
Article type Breaking news
Tags force india, mallya, sutil.bianchi