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Force India confirm Liuzzi and Sutil for 2010 // The Silverstone-based squad announce their driver lineup

Published by Christine

Force India have announced their line up for next season, continuing with the two drivers who finished the 2009 season for them - Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi.

Regarding the announcement, team boss Vijay Mallya said:

We are very pleased to retain the services of both Adrian and Tonio for another season. We have always maintained that consistency is key at this stage in the team's development and for the first time in many years we will have the continuity of not only the same drivers, but also the same engine and senior management.

With this stability now in place I truly believe we have an excellent platform to build on and move forward on our strong 2009 performance. I am sure we have one of the most dynamic line-ups on the grid and I hope this will stand us in good stead in what we all hope will be a transitional year for the team.

Sutil is confident that the team are heading in the right direction and is looking forward to next year:

Next season I want to be in the points on a regular basis, maybe even challenging for the podium, and the team has exactly the same goals.

While Liuzzi is keen to pick up from where the team left off in 2009 and show everybody what he feels they can do:

It was always my goal to be back racing in 2010 and I’ve finally achieved it. I feel the five races I did in 2009 were a bit of a warm-up; get back racing, learn the car, get the feeling back. Now I’ve done that I feel ready to really push next season.

Not a surprise, I'm sure, but it's good to get more 2010 seats confirmed for our wiki page. The team also added that an announcement regarding the third driver will be made following next weeks young driver test.