Vijay Mallya on Thursday admitted he would like to keep the same driver lineup for his Force India team in 2013.
There has been speculation that Paul di Resta has caught the eye of top teams including Ferrari and Mercedes.
“Paul is a huge asset and a very valuable asset to us,” insisted the team’s Indian boss and co-owner Mallya, who in 2012 has paired Scot di Resta, 26, with Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg. “We have secure contracts with both him and Nico and we have an excellent relationship with both. Should they ever want to think of going elsewhere I am sure they will come and tell us and it will be something that we will work out very amicably.
“We’d love to continue with our current driver lineup,” said Mallya, who told Reuters that di Resta and Hulkenberg are already under contract for 2013.