Adrian Sutil says staying at Force India for another season "feels very right" after securing a new deal with the team.
Although the German was linked with other teams during the course of the 2010 season, he will be racing with Force India for the fifth straight year. Sutil said he was excited to be staying on board.
"I made my F1 debut with the team back in 2007 and we've worked together since then, so to stay for another year here feels very right," said Sutil. "I've always said that I feel good in this team, it feels like family and when you feel good, you are confident and can push to your maximum.
"We've made some good progress together over the past four years and I'm excited to be part of the the team when it takes the next step, which is hopefully to become a front running team. We have the same ambitions, so it makes a lot of sense to achieve them together."
Sutil said he is aiming to be in a position to score points in most races during the upcoming season, and reckons a podium is not out of the question.
"I was in the points a lot in the first half of 2010 and I want to keep that going until the end of the season this year. We were quick but it tailed off a little in the middle of the year, so to be consistently quick and in the points has got to be the aim. The odd podium would also be very welcome!"
He added: "Over the past four years we've made huge progress. When I started we were at the back of the grid and since then we've gotten stronger and stronger and are now achieving real results. Force India is now genuinely a strong midfield team, but it's got plans to be even better: I've seen the plans for this year and it looks positive.
"The car will be quite strong, the team work well together and with the new regulations favoring smaller teams we should be in a good position for the future."