Force India

Force India
Base: Silverstone, UK
Team Principal: Vijay Mallya
Technical Chief: Andrew Green

P di Resta

N Hulkenberg

Test Drivers: J Bianchi
Chassis: VJM05
Engine: Mercedes-Benz
Tyres: Pirelli
First Season: 2008
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 2nd (x1)
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 1

2011 Results

GP Pts. Total
Australia 1 1
Malaysia 8 9
China 0 9
Turkey 8 17
Spain 1 18
Monaco 10 28
Canada 0 28
Europe 16 44
Great Britain * *

Team History

An impressive start to the season with points finishes in two of the three, opening flyaway rounds. Rookie Di Resta proves mightily impressive being more than a match for experienced and highly respected team mate Sutil, and is surely a strong contender for Rookie of the Year.
The team initially maintains the momentum of late 2009 and emerge as regular Q3 and points contenders but fade somewhat by mid season as other midfield rivals such as Williams and BMW Sauber close the performance gap. They end the year seventh in the constructors’ table.
This year brings a significant inprovement with in-season upgrades boosting the VJM02′s pace, hampered by basic lack of downforce. Fisichella makes the breakthrough, with their first pole, points and podium in Belgium, before moving to Ferrari to replace the injured Massa, handing his seat to tester Liuzzi.
The team fail to score any points despite an impressive improvement in terms of pace. A management restructure is announced post-season, with co-owner Vijay Mallya taking over as team principal, and a new technical tie-up with McLaren brings Mercedes power to the cars from 2009.
The former Spyker team is bought in October by a consortium headed by Indian billionare Dr Vijay Mallya and renamed ‘Force India’ for the 2008 season.
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