ALAN BALDWIN - Reuters
Mexican Sergio Perez will race for Force India next season, the British-based Formula One team announced.
F1 will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times over the season.
F1's governing body has sought expressions of interest from new teams that could enter the sport from 2015.
Netherlands racer Steijn Schothorst has confirmed he is returning for New Zealand's premier single-seater series this summer.