Mallya: Line-up one of strongest on grid

Vijay Mallya has expressed his feelings over this season’s Force India driver combination, which involves Adrian Sutil remaining with the team as Paul di Resta steps up to replace Vitantonio Liuzzi and Nico Hülkenberg joins as reserve pilot.

“I am genuinely excited by the drivers we will be fielding in 2011,” commented the Silverstone squad’s Chairman and Team Principal. “I believe that the combination of talent we’ve assembled gives us one of the strongest line-ups on the grid.

Left-right: Paul
 di Resta, Adrian Sutil and Nico Hülkenberg

Left-right: Paul di Resta, Adrian Sutil and Nico Hülkenberg

“Adrian has matured into one of F1’s most consistent and highly-rated young drivers while Paul is, I believe, a real star of the future; he has won in every category in his career and this base speed was in evidence when he got in the car on Fridays last year.

“With Nico, signing him was too good an opportunity to let by; he showed a good racing head and talent and I was amazed by his control in Brazil last year.

“Together I think they are a formidable partnership and will help take us to the next level of performance.”

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