Force India: No rush to sort '13 drivers


Force India boss Vijay Mallya says his team is in no hurry to confirm its driver line-up for the 2013 season.

The Silverstone-based outfit will lose Nico Hulkenberg to Sauber for next year, but is expected to retain Paul di Resta.

Several drivers have been named as possible team-mates to the Scot, including Jaime Alguersuari, Kamui Kobayashi, Jules Bianchi, Adrian Sutil, Luiz Razia, Charles Pic and Bruno Senna.

Mallya insisted however that the team will continue with its policy of announcing drivers after the end of the season.

"We have traditionally waited until the end of the season to confirm our line-up and I expect we will stick to this schedule," said Mallya.

"With the state of the driver market at the moment there is no rush to make an announcement.

"We have a shortlist and will take our time to make sure we have the fastest drivers available in our cars next season."

Di Resta said recently that he did not care about who will partner him next year.

"To be perfectly honest, I don't mind. It is not my decision and it is not something that I should be concerned about," he explained.

"I am employed to do a job and deliver on track. Whatever their decision will be, will be.

"I feel I probably could deal with having a rookie in the team, and equally deal with someone being competitive in the team."

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