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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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constructor championships

wins

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pole positions

# 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

On the back of his current team’s struggles in 2018, Stroll is known to have been evaluating his options in a bid to land himself the most competitive seat possible.Sources have now suggested that Force India has emerged as the leading contender should the Canadian decide that his F1 future is better served away from Williams.A move to the Silverstone-based team should give him a ...

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The Indian squad started its 11th season in F1 on the backfoot, plagued by correlation and rear-end stability issues, but has since propelled itself in the thick of the midfield fight with a series of updates to the VJM11.It currently sits sixth in the championship, trailing Haas by three points with Renault a further 21 points ahead, but back-to-back double points finishes have ...

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Formula 2 race winner Nicholas Latifi will drive for the Indian squad on July 31, with GP3 frontrunner Nikita Mazepin taking over the duties on August 1.Both are a part of Force India’s junior driver roster, with Latifi holding the rank of reserve driver and Mazepin acting as the outfit’s development driver.Latifi currently sits 13th in the F2 standings with a podium finish in Baku ...

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Speculation has been rife about the future of Force India, with British energy drink maker Rich Energy heavily linked with the Indian squad.Company CEO William Storey put out a statement on professional  networking website LinkedIN, claiming he has offered to buy Force India for 100 million pounds and invest another eight-figure sum after acquiring the team.“I can confirm that Rich ...

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Both Ocon and Perez struggled for pace in the run-up to the race, with neither drivers qualifying inside the top-10 and Perez even failing to progress beyond Q1.However, the Indian-owned squad capitalised on the retirements of three top-tier drivers to bag 14 points from the weekend.Starting from 11th on the grid, Ocon pitted under the safety car on lap 15 and managed to nurse his ...

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Ocon missed Q3 in 11th place, while Perez was caught in traffic in Q1 and could not better 17th, before gaining a spot when Charles Leclerc was penalised."We are lacking a bit of pace, to be honest," said Ocon. "First run was quite good for me luckily, because we got traffic in the second one, and I couldn't improve there."That's how Sergio got squeezed out, because of traffic. We ...

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Formed through the acquisition of Spyker by liquor magnate Vijay Mallya, Force India has grown in stature since its first season in 2008, turning itself from a perennial backmarker to a creditable midfield squad.It finished fourth in the championship in the last two years, beating manufacturers like McLaren and Renault.“After a challenging weekend in France we hope that Austria will ...

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Renault put both cars in the points for the third successive race in France, and the Enstone-based outfit has now pulled away in fourth place in the constructors' standings on 62 points, leaving McLaren on 40, Force India on 28, and Haas catching up on 27.Local star Esteban Ocon was eliminated at Paul Ricard after he was involved in separate first lap incidents with countrymen Romain ...

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A €15,000 fine, and additional €85,000 penalty that is suspended for 12 months, was dished out by FIA stewards following a Saturday morning investigation into the incident that occurred in Friday’s second practice session. Perez lost his left-rear wheel at high speed in FP2 with the wheelnut and its retention device still attached to the wheel.The FIA’s initial analysis suggested ...

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The Russian pulled over in front of Force India's mechanics, who were preparing to service their driver Esteban Ocon, after concluding a run early in FP2.He briefly held up Ocon as a result before moving on to the correct pit garage."I know it was quite stupid," Sirotkin said after the session. "And I realised it last moment."If you saw where the sun is coming from, it is right in ...

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Force India scored a solitary point in the opening three races of the season, but has since added another 27 to its tally to move up to sixth in the constructors’ standings.A major update was introduced in May’s Spanish GP that went someway in solving correlation and rear-end stability issues that plagued the Silverstone-based outfit in the opening races of the campaign.“After a ...

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The company has been linked with the Silverstone outfit for some months, although recently it had appeared to have faded from the scene.However, its boss William Storey has now claimed that a formal offer was made in April, and that a deal is close to being concluded with shareholders Vijay Mallya, the Sahara Group, and Michiel Mol."In light of ill-informed media speculation and ...

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Although the Silverstone-based outfit endured a difficult start to the season, it has begun to make progress with its car – and received a morale boost with Sergio Perez's podium finish in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.The next step will be to debut a new front wing, which has been delayed while the team ensures there are enough spares to allow both drivers to have it.There is a chance ...

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Correlation issues put Force India on the back foot at the start of the season, with lack of rear grip being the biggest weakness of the VJM11.However, recent developments have put Force India on the right trajectory, with the Silverstone-based outfit scoring 25 points in the last three races compared to just one in the previous three.Ocon, who secured his season-best result of sixth ...

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Mallya says he want to focus on his own legal issues, and doesn't want them to impact the team.Although best known in his home country as an actor and media personality, the 31-year-old Siddharth has also worked in the family business, and served as a director of the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL cricket team."I continue as team principal," Mallya Sr told Motorsport.com. "There was ...

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After being hamstrung by correlation issues at the start of the season, Force India has made tangible progress in recent races to re-emerge as a regular points scorer.At Monaco, a track that pays more emphasis on chassis strength rather than engine grunt, both VJM11 cars qualified inside the top 10 at the expense of some of the teams that sit higher in the standings.The improved ...

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A rear-end stability problem has plagued Force India in 2018, with 15 of the 18 points the team has scored so far coming from Perez’s surprise Azerbaijan podium.Technical director Andrew Green claimed at the last round in Spain the team was only just getting the car to the level it hoped to have at the season-opener in Australia.A new front wing is among several updates tested since ...

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Force India started the 2018 F1 season on the backfoot, with correlation issues between windtunnel/CFD and the track threatening its long-standing status as the sport’s top midfielder.However, the Silverstone-based outfit managed to finish on the podium in a chaotic Azerbaijan GP and its Barcelona upgrade provided a genuine improvement in pace.Mallya says Force India can continue its ...

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Force India sensorsPhoto by: Giorgio PiolaThe team mounted numerous airflow sensors to the sidepod during free practice to help identify any problems that may be appearing in the real wo ...

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On Tuesday, the 21-year-old Toronto native completed 107 laps and clocked up 498 kilometres around the road course, site of the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend.The test was part of Latifi’s build up to his programme of Friday free practice outings with Force India, starting at next month’s Canadian Grand Prix on Montréal’s Gilles Villeneuve circuit.Latifi, the reserve and test driver ...

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At the end of last month, the F1 Commission voted through last-minute changes to aid overtaking. These include a change to the front wing endplates that will stop teams manipulating air at the front so significantly, which means a rethink on how they design their cars.This could force teams to devote more attention to the 2019 car earlier to compensate, which those with more resources ...

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Perez was forced to stop on track near the end of second practice after the team failed to attach the left front wheel properly during a pitstop with 14 minutes left in the session.Although the Mexican was asked by his team to try to return to the pits, he eventually aborted the attempt and pulled off the track.Perez and a Force India representative were summoned by the stewards, who ...

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After a difficult start to the season, Force India bounced back with a third place for Sergio Perez in Baku, but Fernley admits that the unusual high-speed layout of the track and the circumstances of the race played a role.He believes the team still has to prove that it has fully resolved the correlation issues between wind tunnel and track that have troubled it thus far.The team ...

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Mercedes currently supplies its gearbox and complete hydraulic systems to Force India, while Williams only uses the Stuttgart manufacturer’s power units and associated systems.Williams backer Lawrence Stroll is keen to have a closer relationship and is pushing for the Grove team to use more Mercedes technology, and has already pitched the idea.However, deputy team principal Claire ...

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