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Sutil hints at signed Force India contract

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Adrian Sutil: "There is a signature somewhere, but it is a team policy that I don't talk about it" © Sutton Images

Adrian Sutil has dropped the strongest hint yet that he will remain at Force India next year.

Sutil returned to Force India at the start of this season after a year on the sidelines in 2012 but is facing competition to remain at the team from several drivers. Pastor Maldonado and Sergio Perez are both on the driver market with backing from sponsors and Nico Hulkenberg, the man who replaced Sutil in 2012, is still a free agent.

Sutil is currently team-mates with Paul di Resta, who is also angling for a stay at the team next year, but is confident he has a contract in place.

"Yes I know where I will be," he said. "There is a signature somewhere, but it is a team policy that I don't talk about it. I am quite happy. It's always my decision where I sign or don't sign, that's why I feel good."

However, he admitted the situation was still volatile with several teams struggling for funding next year.

"There are still a lot of things open. We have to stay calm but it's an unpredictable game because there are a lot of sponsors involved and the teams are in different situations, so you don't know if they will survive and race next year. Even if you have a contract for the team and they are in difficulties then everything can change."

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