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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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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

Last summer Uralkali, led by Dmitry Mazepin, was one of the failed bidders who attempted to buy the struggling Force India team from administrators FRP Advisory LLP.<br>Mazepin’s son Nikita was a Force India test driver from 2016-18 before joining Mercedes this season for a private test programme alongside his Formula 2 drive with ART Grand Prix.<br>Uralkali believes that it made a ...

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The Canadian-owned team was a ‘new entry’ to the championship last year after Force India went into administration.<br>Force India’s troubles meant the team’s progress with its 2018 car faltered and development of its 2019 machine was limited as well.<br>Racing Point started the season with a “vanilla” car but pledged aggressive development and is currently awaiting another major ...

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Szafnauer was chief operating officer at Force India, which collapsed earlier this year and was reincarnated as a new company and F1 entry known as Racing Point Force India.<br>The 'new' team, owned by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, named Szafnauer as team principal and CEO.<br>However, he had opportunities to leave during the uncertain period in which the team's future was unknown.<br>"I ...

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Financial problems at the squad came to a head in the middle of the year, and it had to go into administration and be reconstituted under the ownership of a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll. That allowed the team to continue racing and to go into the future with more stability and resources, but it had to sacrifice all the points it had scored up to the summer break as part of the convoluted ...

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Following the takeover of the outfit by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, it had retained its Force India moniker for its team and chassis. However in the official 2019 F1 entry list that was published by the FIA on Friday night, it was confirmed the Silverstone-based squad would be fully rebranded. Entry list: F1 2019 driver and team line-ups It will bring an end to ...

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Stroll graduated to F1 with Williams in 2017 as the reigning European Formula 3 champion and continued with the team this year. His father Lawrence led the consortium that bought Force India's assets after it fell into administration, leading to the team's reincarnation as the Racing Point entry. Stroll's move from Williams became a formality after that but Force India wanted to wait until ...

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Sergio Perez finished eighth in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, while an oil leak – believed to be from a pipe unrelated to Mercedes – led to an eventual retirement for Esteban Ocon. The Silverstone-based team had to forfeit all its constructors' championship points after it changed ownership, starting again from zero at the Belgian Grand Prix. Despite that, Force India finished 10 points shy ...

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Haas alleged that the new Force India entry, accepted by the FIA at the Belgian Grand Prix after the original entity fell into administration, is not a constructor because it used a design from a different company and team. The stewards dismissed the protest, asserting that Force India's entry is legal and that the current Racing Point team was allowed to race a car designed by the previous ...

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On the eve of the Formula 1 season finale, Haas lodged a protest against Force India, claiming that the team had broken the rules by not designing its own car. An investigation by the stewards concluded, however, that the FIA believes the new Force India outfit was within the regulations because it had used the design of the old outfit that had gone into administration. While Haas ponders ...

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The stewards dismissed the protest and asserted that Force India's entry is legal and that the current Racing Point team can race a car designed by the previous Sahara incarnation, whose entry was withdrawn before the Belgian GP. An intent to appeal gives Haas 96 hours to make a final decision on whether it will go ahead with a full appeal. Team principal Gunther Steiner stressed that buying ...

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In its protest, the US-owned outfit claimed that current entrant Racing Point Force India is using a car designed and manufactured by its predecessor, Sahara Force India. It made specific reference to listed parts – those that the FIA specifies cannot be shared between teams, which are in essence the chassis itself and the bodywork. In their decision, the stewards dismissed the protest and ...

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Haas alleged that the new Force India entry, accepted by the FIA at the Belgian Grand Prix after the original entity fell into administration, is not a constructor because it used a design from a different company and team.  Haas asserted that Racing Point Force India was therefore ineligible to enter those cars in the championship.  After a long, disrupted hearing that ran across two days ...

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Since Sahara Force India morphed into Racing Point Force India at the Belgian GP Haas made it clear that it objects to the new team gaining the prize money that was earned by the original team. Other teams agreed to the move, but Haas maintains that it only did so on the basis that the same entity successfully emerged from administration. Haas has been in discussion with F1 boss Chase Carey ...

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Haas protested Force India ahead of this weekend’s season finale because, it is understood, it contests it is wrong for its competitor to be running a car not of its own making. The VJM11 used by Force India is the design created and built by the original Force India entity that fell into administration over the summer and was reborn, and re-entered into the championship, as Racing Point ...

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Haas and Force India representatives appeared before the stewards on Friday morning in Abu Dhabi after Haas lodged a protest over its rival. It is understood to pertain to the Racing Point Force India entry running a design built by the original Force India entity that fell into administration over the summer. The hearing began at 11am local time on Friday but has been adjourned until ...

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Haas and Force India have both been summoned to report to the stewards on Friday morning in Abu Dhabi ahead of first practice. No detail has been given apart from the declaration that it is due to a protest by Haas against both Force Indias. However, it is understood that the issue pertains to the new Force India entry running a design, the VJM11, built by the original team. F1 ...

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The change is understood to be precautionary and based on data observed during the previous race in Mexico. It will trigger a five-place grid drop because Ocon finished the Mexican GP, in 11th, and his gearbox has not completed six races. Ocon was 10th-fastest at the end of Friday practice at Interlagos, where his team is trying to score enough points to overhaul McLaren for sixth in the ...

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Sauber propped up the constructors' standings last year, scoring just five points to nearest rival McLaren's 30 as it struggled with a year-old Ferrari power unit. Having switched to a current-spec engine, the team was once again slowest in the 2018 season opener in Melbourne – but the C37 blossomed into a midfield regular and an occasional Q3 threat as the campaign wore on. Asked by ...

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The Canadian's 2019 move from Williams to Force India is yet to be officially confirmed, but his father's takeover of the Silverstone-based outfit has helped seal his switch. While Force India is in no rush to make a formal announcement about Stroll's move until current driver Esteban Ocon's future has been resolved, the team says it is eager to get him in the car for the Yas Marina test that ...

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The Frenchman, who finished the race in eighth place, is under investigation over exceeding the fuel mass flow limit during the opening lap in an "alleged breach of Article 5.1.4 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations". The article in question reads that "fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h", and was the cause for Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from a runner-up finish in the ...

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Racing Point Force India was the stop-gap name given to the new team that entered F1 mid-season thanks to the convoluted way Force India’s administration was resolved.  The team and its owners, a consortium of investors led by Lawrence Stroll, always intended on changing that name.  Team principal Otmar Szafnauer says the request should be lodged in time for it to be approved by ...

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The Mexican’s renewed deal comes as no surprise given that Perez and his management were closely involved in the legal moves that led to the original team going into administration, and the subsequent purchases of the assets by the Racing Point consortium led by Lawrence Stroll. Perez was one of the main creditors, and owed over $4m by the original team, which has now been paid. As was ...

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Stroll and his associates paid £90m for the assets of the old team before creating a new company and lodging a new entry with the FIA, under the Racing Point name. As the original company is under administration, usually that £90m would be locked into a legal process that could take months or even years before the funds are divided up and used to pay the creditors, led by Mercedes and Sergio ...

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A raft of changes made to Force India's car at the Singapore Grand Prix has helped its fight for points and, after Esteban Ocon ended up best of the rest in Friday practice in Japan, Grosjean said he was not expecting his rival to be so strong here. "Force India was a bit surprising," he said. "They have been fast recently after a very difficult beginning of the year, and they have raised their ... ...

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