After some recent speculation that the Sahara-Force India team were waiting on Ferrari to confirm their driver line-up before announcing their's, it seems things have quickly changed for the team as today they confirmed the talented German Nico Hulkenberg would be retained by the team for next year. After consistently impressing in F1 since his rookie year in 2010, Hulkenberg has spent the majority of his F1 career with the Sahara-Force India team, with only solo seasons with Williams in 2010 and Sauber in 2013 blotting their relationship. Despite being consistently linked with top line driver it seems unfathomable that he remains without a race winning F1 race seat. This year is another example of Hulkenberg's talent as he currently sits 8th in the drivers standings with 76 pints after scoring in 13 of 16 races so far, 29 more than team mate Sergio Perez. This is despite the team falling back in terms of overall competitiveness as the season wears on. Sahara-Force India team principal Vijay Mallya announced the confirmation of Hulkenberg earlier today "Everybody in the team is delighted to see Nico remain a Force India driver for next season, We rate him very highly and he has done a tremendous job this year by consistently picking up crucial Championship points. We know him extremely well: he's a true racer and he knows how to motivate the team. I am convinced he is one of the best talents on the grid and I am proud that he will continue to race in the colours of Force India." Nico Hulkenberg also added " It's good to confirm my plans for next season. This is a team I know extremely well and we've enjoyed a great year together with some special results, The team has big ambitions and I believe we can have a competitive package once again next year. We have a strong partner in Mercedes and everyone in the team is motivated and hungry for more success. I have a good feeling for 2015 and there is a lot to be excited about as we try to build on the results we have achieved this year." Whilst Nico Hulkenberg can be happy his F1 seat with Sahara-Force India is confirmed for next year, it does seem increasingly frustrating that despite showing an abundance of talent Hulkenberg again is overlooked for a race winning seat. He is a potential future F1 champion it seems the only thing holding him back right now is his lack of commercial package he can bring to teams. For now he will simply have to continue to display his talents with the Sahara-Force India team for next year. What are your thoughts on this announcement?