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about Force India

Force India Formula One Team Limited, competing as Sahara Force India F1 Team is a Formula One racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom, with an Indian licence. The team was formed in October 2007 when a consortium led by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and Dutch businessman Michiel Mol bought the Spyker F1 team for €90 million.

After going through 29 races without scoring points, Force India won their first Formula One world championship points and podium place when Giancarlo Fisichella finished second in the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. Force India scored points again in the following race when Adrian Sutil finished fourth, and set the team's first fastest lap, at the Italian Grand Prix. The team's other podium finishes to date are four third-places, in the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, 2015 Russian Grand Prix, 2016 Monaco Grand Prix and the 2016 European Grand Prix, all achieved by Sergio Pérez.

In October 2011, Indian company Sahara India Pariwar, purchased 42.5% of Force India F1's shares at US$100 million.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,

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wins

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# event driver
1 2009 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Giancarlo Fisichella

drivers who drove for Force India

# driver
1 Adrian Sutil SUT
2 Giancarlo Fisichella FIS
3 Vitantonio Liuzzi LIU
4 Paul di Resta DIR
5 Nico Hülkenberg HUL
6 Sergio Pérez PER
7 Esteban Ocon OCO

Force India news

The case has highlighted how some sporting elements related to Sahara Force India have been carried over to the new Racing Point Force India by the FIA, and others have not. In Singapore the team was found guilty of an unsafe release of Esteban Ocon’s car in FP3, and received a €5,000 fine. However, the stewards’ decision made no mention of the fact that at the French GP the original ... ...

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Green underlined one of the main concerns about F1’s attempt to regulate future styling, namely that teams will always do whatever it takes to make their cars go faster. That could lead to unexpected developments along the lines of the infamous “ugly noses” of 2012. “They’re just concepts, drawings,” said Green when asked by Motorsport.com about the latest images. “What they ... ...

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After the uncertainty of the summer when the Silverstone-based outfit was put in administration, its takeover by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll has put its development programme back on track. And amid its push for points, the team revealed major changes to its car in Singapore on Friday that it hopes will help its challenge. Racing Point Force India side technical detail Photo ... ...

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Perez was well inside the top 15 after the first runs in Q1 at Monza, and the Mexican – who regularly tries to save tyres in the first session if confident of getting through – opted to stay in the garage. However, the team underestimated how much the track would ramp up and how much slower cars would gain from getting tows. Perez was eventually bounced down to 16th, missing out on Q2 by ... ...

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The revamped Force India entry and F1 bosses are trying to get unanimous support for the Silverstone-based outfit to earn extra Column 1 prize money immediately – something new outfits normally have to wait two years for. Haas has refused to back such a move amid frustrations about why it had to race without Column 1 income for 2016 and 2017. Although in the past there have been times when ... ...

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Perez appeared to be well inside the cut-off after the first runs in Q1 and the team thus elected to keep him in the garage to save tyres. However, while he sat in the car, he gradually slipped down the order – to eventually be squeezed out of 15th place by a margin of just 0.001s to Romain Grosjean. Less than a tenth of a second covered 10th to 17th places in an unusually tightly packed ... ...

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Under the Concorde Agreement, teams that are insolvent lose their right to keep their payments unless all other teams agree. Administration is technically a form of insolvency, and after the Hungarian GP all nine teams eventually agreed that Force India could keep those payments if it emerged from administration with new owners. However, subsequently the planned share sale became an asset ... ...

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Renault struggled for pace in the previous race at Spa due to the nature of the circuit and, with Monza being similarly demanding for engines, Sainz believes the French team is in for another challenging weekend. The Spaniard finished second Monza practice 12th quickest, two seconds off the pace, with teammate Nico Hulkenberg two places ahead. The Renault duo were split by the Haas of Romain ... ...

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Team principal Otmar Szafnauer continues to insist, however, that there are currently no plans for the Canadian to join Force India mid-season. Nevertheless, the team now knows what it needs to do to hone the current cockpit around Stroll, should he replace Esteban Ocon before the end of the 2018. The fitting took place at the team’s Silverstone factory earlier this week. “He came and ... ...

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In the wake of the Force India outfit being granted a new entry ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, it had been expected that, while the team could keep its historic commercial rights income, it would have to wait to earn new Column 1 earnings. However, it subsequently emerged that the plan is for it to continue getting all income as before – although such a move still requires approval from ... ...

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Steiner and his team’s owner Gene Haas are seeking a better understanding of why the new Force India outfit has been allowed to earn Column 1 prize money immediately, while the Haas team itself faced two years before it could qualify. F1’s commercial rights deals normally require new outfits to finish in the top 10 of the constructors’ championship for two seasons before they can qualify ... ...

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Rival teams have expressed concerns that Force India will be adopted as a “B-team” by Mercedes, and while Wolff downplayed that suggestion he acknowledged that there were opportunities for the two teams to move closer to the Ferrari/Haas model. “Obviously a few years ago when Ferrari spotted the potential in collaborating closely with another team, it triggered a thought process with ... ...

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The Strategy Group is made up of representatives of the FIA and FOM, plus the Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes and Williams outfits – as well as the highest finishing team in the previous year's constructors' championship. That has been Force India since 2015, when it replaced Lotus as the result of its sixth-place finish in the 2014 season. But following its new team entry that was ... ...

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Rain that started to fall when drivers were heading back to the pits at the end of Q2 meant Q3 started in slightly damp conditions but with all drivers on slick rubber. But with the rain intensifying, and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas spinning coming through Blanchimont on his out-lap, everyone except the Racing Point Force India drivers went straight into the pits. With both Sergio Perez ... ...

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Following the unprecedented decision to grant a new entry to Force India after the takeover by a Lawrence Stroll-led consortium, motor racing’s governing body has moved to clear up regulatory matters relating to the team starting from scratch. One question was whether or not the new Force India outfit would have to continue using the engine and gearbox allocation of the previous outfit, or ... ...

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Earlier this week chemical company Uralkali, which is closely associated with Dmitry Mazepin, insisted that it had made a viable bid for the team, and questioned the way a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll was able to buy the assets. Since then the FIA has accepted the renamed Racing Point Force India as a new entry at the Belgian Grand Prix, while more information emerged about the ... ...

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Following the takeover of the Silverstone-based outfit assets by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, a deal was put together by F1 and the FIA to classify Racing Point Force India as a new team. Although Haas joined other outfits in approving a deal that allowed Force India to retain the commercial rights earned by its former identity, Steiner says that there are still uncertainties that ... ...

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All nine other teams had to approve of the arrangement, and after lengthy debate in recent days, they eventually all signed off, with McLaren and Williams understood to be among the last to do so. The biggest concession that the new team has made is giving up the points that the previous Force India had earned in 2018, meaning that it has to start afresh at earning its place in the ... ...

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The process of a new team joining the world championship, last undertaken by Haas in 2016, is a highly complex one, and few F1 insiders believed that it was possible. However, the FIA’s sporting regulations leave a little-known door open for a late entry, and Force India – with the full support of the governing body – has been able to use it. The option is so unusual that the FIA ... ...

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As revealed last night by Motorsport.com, the FIA and owners of the former Force India team have been working hard in recent days to create a new entry and new team for the Silverstone-based outfit. Following intense scrutiny of the legal situation surrounding the takeover of the Force India team by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, the FIA has subsequently approved an all-new entry. It ... ...

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The Silverstone outfit is expected to its change identity and become a new entry under new owner Lawrence Stroll, but it's not clear whether that will happen for this weekend, and thus on what basis it will be allowed to compete in Belgium. Efforts are underway involving the FIA and the Force India organisation to resolve the situation. Asked if he had any doubts about the team running at ... ...

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Long associated with Vijay Mallya, Fernley had held the role of deputy team principal since the former Jordan, Midland and Spyker team was rebranded under new ownership in 2008. He was in effect in charge of the team on race weekends when Mallya – who has been unable to leave the UK for the last couple of years – was not in attendance. He also dealt with matters related to the FIA and ... ...

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It's understood that the team may be allowed by the FIA to run under its usual name and identity at Spa, if the situation with the new entry cannot be resolved in time. An unexpected situation arose last week when plans for a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll to take the struggling Silverstone team out of administration could not be completed within the two-week deadline, mainly because of the ... ...

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Chemical firm Uralkali is closely associated with Dmitry Mazepin, father of GP3 racer and Force India test driver Nikita Mazepin. Mazepin Sr is its deputy chairman of the board of directors, as well as chairman of holding company Uralchem. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Uralkali said that it "considers that the process conducted by the Administrator may not be in the best interests of ... ...

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Perez has been racing for Force India since 2014, scoring five grand prix podium finishes in that time, but admitted earlier this year that his future with the outfit hinged on whether it would overcome its “critical” financial situation. And now that this situation has been resolved, Perez – who had been linked with rival F1 teams, most notably Haas - has told Latin American network Fox ... ...

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