The 2013 Formula 1 season finally has a full grid, as Adrian Sutil has been officially confirmed as Force India’s second driver.
Sutil, who was dumped by the team at the end of 2011, regains his seat over Frenchman Jules Bianchi who was also in the running to be Paul di Resta’s team-mate.
The German spoke of his excitement at being given another chance in Formula 1.
“I’m delighted to be back in Formula One, especially with a team I know so well,” he said. “I’m very happy and I want to thank Sahara Force India for giving me a second chance. Having been away from the sport, I’m even more determined to achieve my goals in Formula One.
“Things went really well at the Barcelona test last week and it almost feels as though I’ve never been away. Driving the car felt so natural and I was able to get back in the groove quickly and find the limit. Now my focus is on making the most of the final test session this week, working with the team in the simulator and getting myself in the best possible shape for Melbourne.”
Sutil made his debut for the Spyker team in 2007 before driving for Force India right up until 2011.
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