It seems that Checo Perez and Nico “The Hulk” Hülkenberg will form the best midfield pairing next season.
Flavio Gomes made the announcement on his blog, and when he’s this sure about something, you can bet it is right.
And EJ wrong, in this case.
That is a fantastic pairing! Both drivers have a fair pedigree, although not top tier drivers just yet, they are amongst the most promising drivers. I will be watching closely to see how Hulkenburg really stands. Force India is the perfect team for these guys at the moment, a team that provides solid point scoring opportunities with relatively good consistency. It’s now down to Sauber to match FI’ pairing as they tend to trade punches throughout the season. (Haha, I’m truly thrilled despite this not being official yet!)
So Force India joins the elite list with Ferrari and Red Bull for taking drivers with talent and not money, and still I believe they’re not in Horner’s elite group of F1 team bosses where Sauber is also not listed. Shame on him for being unprofessional. Even though I’m no big fan of Mallya, word is he didn’t pay his now defunct Airline pilots.
McLaren took Perez on his talent and not because of money, just like Magnussen. Only one sponsor from Mexico could be seen on the 2013 car, while most of Slim’s sponsorship money was at Sauber with Gutierrez. The Telmex-being-2014-title sponsor rumour was completely wide of the mark – it was never going to happen. Now that Perez has left, Slim has backed him more significantly again in an attempt to tap into Force India and to make sure he gets a seat.