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Force India lineup to changeUPDATE (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg signed his new Sauber contract before leaving Korea on Sunday evening, the authoritative German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reports.
After being dumped by Williams after his impressive 2010 debut, the 25-year-old German returned to the grid with Force India this year, having served a season as reserve driver.
Faced with the Sauber rumour on Monday, Hulkenberg's manager Timo Gans said: "I don't want to confirm or deny.
"The drivers' contracts are announced by the relevant teams. I don't want to pre-empt anything."
Hulkenberg to Sauber?
(GMM) Eddie Jordan has predicted Force India will make one driver change ahead of the 2013 season.
The former F1 team owner and boss's words are carefully listened to these days, after he recently correctly predicted that that Lewis Hamilton would move to Mercedes next year, pushing Michael Schumacher back into retirement.
Now, when musing Force India's next lineup, he said of the current duo Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta: "One of them is going to leave that team."
With Hulkenberg tipped to move to Sauber, it is being reported in the German press that Silverstone-based Force India could go back to the future in 2013 by re-hiring Adrian Sutil.
The 29-year-old lost his seat after the Eric Lux assault affair, but his manager Manfred Zimmermann told Auto Bild: "Force India knows that Adrian is on the market.
"We know each other well."
Blick newspaper said Sutil still carries the significant sponsorship of his sponsors Medion and Capri-Sun.
The Swiss publication's correspondent said that could be bad news for Sebastien Buemi, who was hoping to return to the grid next year with Force India.
Force India, meanwhile, is hoping it can hold on to both Hulkenberg and di Resta.
"We've served our options on them and now have a period of time before coming back to us," deputy team boss Bob Fernley is quoted by the Sun.
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