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Nico Hulkenberg extends Force India deal

Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg extends Force India contract until 2017

Nico Hulkenberg extends Force India deal

LONDON (AP) -- Force India sayst German driver Nico Hulkenberg has extended his contract by two years, meaning he will race for the Formula 1 team until 2017.

The 28-year-old Hulkenberg said in a statement Tuesday that "I feel at home here so it made perfect sense to make a long-term commitment" and that "the progress the team has shown over the last two years has really impressed me and gives me confidence for the future."

Team principal Vijay Mallya says "Nico has the speed, the technical knowledge and the maturity to help us achieve some great results in the years ahead."

Hulkenberg is 12th in this season's driver standings with 24 points.

Updated : 2021-09-27 12:49 GMT+08:00