Nico Hülkenberg will remain with Sahara Force India for the 2015 season after returning to the outfit at the start of 2014.
The 27-year-old is enjoying his best season yet in Formula 1, having finished in the points 13 times in 17 races, including four fifth place finishes. He currently sits eighth in the championship on 76 points, three places ahead of his team-mate Sergio Pérez in 11th on 47 points.
“It’s good to confirm my plans for next season. This is a team I know extremely well and we’ve enjoyed a great year together with some special results,” Hulkenberg said.
After taking the fight to McLaren this season, Hülkenberg believes he can deliver even better results in the future.
“The team has big ambitions and I believe we can have a competitive package once again next year. We have a strong partner in Mercedes and everyone in the team is motivated and hungry for more success.”
“I have a good feeling for 2015 and there is a lot to be excited about as we try to build on the results we have achieved this year.”
Team boss Vijay Mallya was happy to retain the German for next year, having successfully lured him from Sauber last year.
“Everybody in the team is delighted to see Nico remain a Sahara Force India driver for next season. We rate him very highly and he has done a tremendous job this year by consistently picking up crucial championship points,” Mallya said.
“We know him extremely well: he’s a true racer and he knows how to motivate the team. I am convinced he is one of the best talents on the grid and I am proud that he will continue to race in the colours of Sahara Force India.”
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