What we know about the force india drive is it’s the most competative left on the grid. However, we also know they might be taking a step back next year. With 5 teams possibly at top pace Q3 spots could be a nightmare. An even if you get there it might just be at the price of older tyres for 10th.
Whatver, what we know about Hulkenburg is he’s a fairly proven option with masses of potential, he’s won GP2 at first attempt an he got that pole. Rose through the ranks like a dream, should be better next year, an meh to second season syndrome. In terms of marketing, between them Schuey, Rosberg and Vettle have that market fairly stiched up.
What we know about Di Resta is he’s beaten Vettle in the same team in single seaters. He’s been fairly good when he’s got time in the F1 cars comparing well with his more experianced co-pilots. He’s also won one of the most competative and difficult motorsports series on the planet. Proving his enourmous skill and versatility. He’ll also help Force India retain a two nationality line up, tapping into a British market that been empty since Coulthard. His transition should also be easy as he’s already part of the Force India set up.
You can probably guess but I’d go with a Di Resta Sutil line up with Hulkenburg as a third driver getting lap time during practice. Hulkenburg should also try his hand at DTM an Auto GP to keep his hand in. I’m not worried about Hulkenburg finding his place in F1, he’s made enough of an impact in his first season, he’s pretty hot property and he’s got the right backing.
For Di Resta the time is now, personally I think Mercedes should be pushing for their DTM champion a little harder, maybe his nationality doesn’t fit (I know this is kinda a racial cliche but they sure do favour Germans, most nationality favouring team since old Renault) or maybe they want to keep him in DTM to keep mashing Audi.
Sutil is increasingly solid, very talented, well experianced. Should be a good partner for a rookie, don’t really see him mooving up now the big teams have closed of again, an he’s got that medion thing.
Incidentally if they sign Hulkenburg as a reserve and friday practice driver Force India will have a very impressive driving staff on their books.