Force India further expands driver scheme
25 March 2014 – Force India has further expanded its driver development scheme by entering GP3 with Hilmer Motorsport.
Following a similar GP2 agreement, Hilmer will contest the upcoming GP3 campaign in Force India colours.
Force India described the deal as "a logical step towards creating a full motorsport ladder for talented drivers."
"Our partnership with Hilmer reaffirms Sahara Force India's commitment towards developing a new generation of drivers," said Force India boss Vijay Mallya. "Combined with our support for grassroots karting, our presence in GP3 and GP2 lends valuable support to up-and-coming racers and will help them to realise their potential."
Hilmer Motorsport team boss Franz Hilmer says he is "very proud" of the latest Force India arrangement.
"It is a big but also logical step for us in the development of ambitious talents and with teams in GP2 and GP3 we are present in the two major junior formulas," Hilmer commented. "We offer an ideal platform to young drivers and our target is to prepare them as effectively as possible on their way to the pinnacle of motor racing."
Hilmer, which replaced Russian Time in GP3 after the death of founder Igor Mazepa, is yet to confirm its line-up.