Vijay Mallya insists he has not decided yet who his drivers will be in 2012, despite speculation suggesting Adrian Sutil will lose his race seat.
Mallya said over the Indian Grand Prix weekend that a decision would be made in the upcoming weeks, after his drivers urged him to announce his plans in order to now their fate early. Although the team is widely expected to choose Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg, Mallya insists no decision has been made yet.
"All the drivers have asked me to make an early decision, and I respect that," said Mallya. "I have a big decision to make! But it's not made yet - I'm not the type of guy who's going to make a decision and string people along. When I decide, I will just tell them the way it is and that's it."
Mallya also said he is not taking sixth place in the standings for granted, despite Force India being 10 points in front of Toro Rosso with two races to go.
"Formula 1 becomes more and more competitive with each passing day. Toro Rosso has clearly made a huge step since Japan. We've also made a bit of a step with the upgrades we brought to India. But you never know until the last race is over. We found that out painfully last year, when Williams beat us by one point. I think we're comfortably in sixth position, ahead of Toro Rosso as well as Sauber, but it's never done until it's done."