It was confirmed on Friday that Nico Hulkenberg will join the Renault Sport F1 Team next season after signing a multi-year contract with the Enstone outfit.

Following the news, his current team, Force India who, with four races remaining this season are in fourth place in the Constructors championship issued the following statement from Team Principal and Managing Director Dr Vijay Mallya who said:

Everybody at Sahara Force India wishes Nico well as he embarks upon a different path in Formula One. Having spent five years with us, Nico has become a great friend and contributed a huge amount to the team’s success. He’s an outstanding driver, who has scored more points for this team than anybody else. While it’s true we will miss Nico, we respect his decision to explore fresh opportunities and it would be wrong to stand in his way.

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