Force India Formula 1 team owner Vijay Mallya is pleased to have secured stability in his driver line-up after confirming both Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon will be staying for next season.

Force India announced on raceday in Singapore that Perez had signed a contract extension committing him to the team for 2018, as well as confirming Ocon would be staying on as part of his multi-year deal.

Despite a number of on-track clashes between the drivers this season, Mallya is pleased to get both firmed up for 2018, allowing Force India to focus on its pursuit of fourth place in the constructors' championship.

“We head to Sepang having recently confirmed Sergio will remain with the team alongside Esteban in 2018. I’m extremely happy with the job both drivers are doing and delighted that we have stability with our line-up," Mallya said.

"Getting this all finalised relatively early in the year is always helpful. We can simply focus on maximising the final six races and plan effectively for next year.

“Leaving Singapore with 11 points to help consolidate our fourth place in the championship was a very satisfactory outcome from a tricky weekend. It reminds us that even after a tough qualifying session, there is always plenty to fight for on Sunday.

"We also took a lot of positives from the pace of the VJM10 during the race and it’s clear that we have the potential for some more strong performances in the final six events."


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