has added fuel to speculation it is considering Sebastien Buemi or Adrian Sutil
to replace the Sauber
-bound Nico Hulkenberg
in 2013. Officially, the Silverstone based team says it has not been told that German Hulkenberg is leaving, but other insiders consider it a done deal.
Team owner Vijay Mallya this week admitted 2011 driver Adrian Sutil is one potential candidate to replace Hulkenberg, while Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko
named Force India as a possible employer for current reserve driver Sebastien Buemi in 2013. Otmar Szafnauer
, Force India's chief operating officer, would not be drawn on the speculation, but he did hint that the team is not simply in the market for a 'pay driver'. "If we do lose Hulkenberg to Sauber," he told the Swiss newspaper Blick, "then we have a list of some names. We do not need a driver with millions; we need the fastest one," he added. (GMM)