Paul di Resta says he is confident that the new investment being made in the Force India team will be positive for the future of the Silverstone-based outfit.
Force Indian announced yesterday that Indian company Sahara was to take a 42.5 per cent stake in the team in a deal worth $100 million [See separate story HERE
That deal is set to provide additional funds to the team at a time when it is enjoying one its best season to date, with a number of points finish from both di Rest and team-mate Adrian Sutil helping Force India to sit sixth in the championship standings.
Current team principal Vijay Mallya will remain in his position having retained the same size stake as his new investors and di Resta said it was a move that would be good for the team moving forwards.
"What has now happened is a great thing for Force India, to have that investment coming in," he told BBC Sport
. "As Vijay recently said, his team is becoming what he wants it to be now. I'm sure it will continue on an upward slope.
"At this point I don't know how the structure will work within the team. I understand Vijay will remain team principal, and he's the one who has guided this team to what it is, so you have to give him credit for that, and hopefully it will continue that way.
"I'm sure in the background things will change, but that's not a decision we're going to get brought into."
The Scot is widely expected to remain with Force India again next season although the team has said it is in no rush to firm up its driver pairing.