Giancarlo Fisichella signs with Force India F1 

Written by David on January 10th, 2008 at 12:13 pmLast Update: January 10th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Force India F1Force India F1 has scheduled to announce in public its driver line-up for 2008 season this afternoon but despite that, Vijay Mallya, the team’s co-owner, has anticipated to Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport that Giancarlo Fisichella will race this year for the recently formed Indian team. Mallya, confirmed also Vitantonio Liuzzi as Force India’s test driver.

Vijay Mallya: “At the Barcelona and Jerez test we tried many drivers, and then we opted for Fisichella and Liuzzi. Giancarlo, in particular, needs no introduction.” When asked whether Fisichella would be the number one driver, Mallya said: “Absolutely, yes. He has great experience and he will help Sutil improve.”

“I’ve invested a lot of money to improve the car, but I need to be realistic. I can’t make predictions. The objective is obviously to improve on what was done by Spyker last year. We must get some points. And most of all we must avoid finishing last at the end of the season”, Mallya added.

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