Mallya intent on retaining drivers

Thursday 13th September 2012

Share:

Mallya intent on retaining drivers

Mallya intent on retaining drivers

Vijay Mallya has poured cold water over rumours his Force India drivers are leaving, saying he will do "whatever" he has to do to retain both.

In recent weeks Nico Hulkenberg has been linked to Ferrari are Felipe Massa's replacement while Paul di Resta could replace Lewis Hamilton at McLaren should he head over to Mercedes.

But, according to Mallya, neither move will be happening as he intends holding onto the German and the Scot.

"I have confirmed to both my drivers that I want to retain them, and that's it," the team boss told F1 journalist Adam Cooper.

"I will do whatever I have to do to retain my drivers.

"I've not been approached by anybody, contrary to all the speculation.

"The fact that their names are mentioned only shows that my trust and faith in them is not misplaced."

Gallery: Race Day In Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Hungary

Winners & Losers: Hungary

Another epic race with Lewis Hamilton oh-so close to the greatest Formula 1 comeback of all time...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...