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Sutil wants Force India stay

ESPNF1 Staff
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Adrian Sutil's managed insists that Sutil is happy at Force India © Sutton Images

Adrian Sutil wants to stay with Force India next season and is not talking to Williams about a move, according to his manager.

Reports have suggested that Sutil was shown around the Williams headquarters, with the team yet to finalise who will drive alongside Pastor Maldonado next season. However, despite Force India announcing that it will not confirm its driver line-up until the end of the year, Manfred Zimmermann has said that no talks have taken place because Sutil has no desire to move on.

"Our first choice for 2012 is Force India," Zimmermann told the Daily Mail. "At this time there is no action talking to other teams."

Zimmermann also said that any future deal would not necessarily include Sutil's main sponsor Medion, and that any team would have to negotiate its own sponsorship separately.

"There is no need to bring sponsors or money to a team for Adrian. Last year and this year, he is fighting for a top ten result in the world championship. Medion make their decision after we have signed a contract. If there is a nice offer they become a sponsor of the team, if not, they will not."