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Nico Hulkenberg signs two-year extension with Force India

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:06 IST

Sahara Force India extended the contract of its German driver Nico Hulkenberg by two years on Tuesay, 1 September, tying him with the team till the end of the 2017 season.

Speaking to reporters, the 28-year-old felt delighted to be a part of Force India and added that the team provides him with future security.

The German player said that he was really impressed with the progress team has made over the last two years.

Meanwhile, Force India chief Vijay Mallya, who calls himself as Hulkenberg's biggest fan, said that the team has seen him turning into one of the best racing driver in the world.

Mallya lauded the player, saying he has the required technical knowledge and speed needed to achieve good results.

Hulkenberg, who was earlier linked with Ferrari to replace Kimi Raikkonen next season, instead decided to continue with Force India.

Hulkenberg became the first active Formula One driver to win at Le Mans in over two decades. He is at 12th spot in the drivers' championship with 24 points.

-ANI

First published: 2 September 2015, 2:10 IST
 
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