Nico Hulkenberg has resigned with Force India through to the 2017 season, in what is a two-year deal with the midfield team.
“I’m very pleased to finalise and announce my plans for the future,” said Hulkenberg. “I know this team inside out and I feel at home here so it made perfect sense to make a long-term commitment. The progress the team has shown over the last two years has really impressed me and gives me confidence for the future.”
It was widely speculated that Hulkenberg may join the Haas F1 venture, who stated earlier last month that they wanted to confirm their driver lineup by the end of September. With Sergio Perez also set to anticipated to stay with the team, it leaves Haas with very few options for current drivers on the grid heading into this deadline.