The futures of 2008 teammates Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil are in serious doubt.

The futures of 2008 teammates Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil are in serious doubt.

Despite both drivers recently claiming they have solid contracts for 2009, Force India boss Vijay Mallya has admitted that the composition of the team's next race lineup has not yet been decided.

The Indian billionaire said towards the end of last season that both Sutil, the 25-year-old German, and Italian veteran Fisichella will remain with the team in 2009.

But Mallya subsequently struck a technical deal with McLaren-Mercedes, raising speculation that the McLaren-linked drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Gary Paffett or Paul di Resta might be drafted in.

"One McLaren test driver has already tested our car," he told the BBC. "They bring the McLaren experience with them.

"We haven't finalised anything on the race seat. I will discuss this issue with McLaren and take this decision at an appropriate time," Mallya added.

 

 

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