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Force India has 'open spaces' - Mallya

ESPNF1 Staff
November 18, 2010 « Formula One set to embrace HD TV | »
Could Karun Chandhok be set for a drive at Force India? © Sutton Images

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya is confident that his team is the most attractive on the grid with 'open spaces' still left for next year.

With Adrian Sutil still not confirmed for next season, a number of highly rated drivers, including the likes of Nick Heidfeld, Nico Hulkenberg and Karun Chandhok are all without race seats for 2011.

Although Vitantonio Liuzzi has a contract for next year, Mallya has hinted that more than one place is up for grabs.

"We are the most attractive team with open spaces," Mallya told Auto Motor und Sport.

With India set to join the Formula One calendar in 2011, even Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that Karun Chandhok would be a perfect fit for the team. But Mallya is refusing to single any single driver out.

"Everyone out there wants to drive for Force India. We (will) sit with the team and decide in the next couple of weeks who our new drivers are going to be for next season," he told Gulf News Xpress.