Just as we were being led to believe that the second Force India ride for 2013 was boiling down to a head-to-head between Jules Bianchi and Adrian Sutil, the delayed announcement allowed several other candidates to pop into the frame.
According to the F1 rumour mill, Narain Karthikeyan has managed to squeeze extra funding from his backers and could be a contender to partner Paul di Resta, while others are calling for the likes of Kamui Kobayashi and Heikki Kovalainen to be given a chance to continue their F1 careers after better-funded drivers pushed them out of seats at Sauber and Caterham respectively.
With Vijay Mallya's widely-reported business problems, it may be that Force India is entirely dependent on a 'pay driver' linking up with di Resta, but who do you think should get the seat?
This is your chance to have your say, so cast your vote HERE
, and feel free to explain your decision in the comments section below....