Despite there only being four rounds of grand prix racing left this season, the futures of several drivers on the F1 grid remains as unclear as ever.
Several teams—including McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams, Caterham and Marussia—have yet to finalise their driver line-ups for 2014 with some high-profile drivers facing an anxious wait.
Nico Hulkenberg recently delivered potential suitors Lotus an ultimatum that he wanted his F1 future sorted by the end of the month.
However, with the move dependent on Lotus securing a financial deal with Quantum Motorsports added to concerns about next year’s weight regulations, Hulkenberg told Autosport he is now under pressure.
Other drivers who will be looking for a strong showing in India to keep themselves firmly in the shop window include Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and McLaren's Sergio Perez.
Massa is reportedly in talks with Williams, according to ESPNF1, while Perez is yet to finalise a new deal with the Woking team.