Force India

Force India - a relatively young team in Formula 1. She appeared most recently in October of 2007, the consequence of buying the team, "Spiker" the Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya. Race have always been a passion of a businessman and being a true patriot of his country, the new owner renamed the "stable". Already more than three years are the riders, and quite successfully perform under the flag of the team Force India. Headquarters and technical center for part-time teams in the English town of Silverstone. Force India technical director is well-known to fans of racing, James Kay British citizen. The first and second pilot commands -, respectively, the German Adrian Sutil and Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi. Force India official acts on the engine of Mercedes, Force India and the tires provides well-known brand Bridgestone. The team made its debut under his new name, Force India at the World Championships of 2008, which took place in Australia. For all time of existence the team has participated in 25 Grands Prix. Only once the pilots managed to Force India vyborot pole - the most favorable position at the start, which is engaged in a racer on the basis of passing skills. In the 2009th year, Force India has gained in the overall analysis, thirteen points, which allowed the team to reach the end of the season in ninth place in the team standings. In the same year of 2009 at the Brazilian Grand Prix, held in the autumn, from 16 th to the 18-th October at the Interlagos track, the team Force India as a whole has performed quite favorably. As a result of training, Adrian Sutil started from third position, but the accident was forced to go the distance, which, however, did not prevent him to get 20-th place in individual competition. Launched with a 20-position of the Vitantonio Liuzzi brought the team eleventh place in the individual competition. As a result of team scoring, the sixteenth stage of the World Championship in the class of the Formula 1 Force India has shown generally good results. Force India - a promising young team. With such excellent sponsorship, the team can take a forecasted prizes in competitions of 2010 and the upcoming World Cup.
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Formula 1

2018-01-17 10:04:04

Sauber can become a full team of Alfa Romeo

Sauber can become a full team of Alfa Romeo

Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that in the end the Swiss team may become a full stable of Alfa Romeo.Frederic Vasseur "the company Executives want to see a full team of Alfa Romeo. We now use Ferrari engines, but our goal is not to become a subsidiary, and the main Alfa Romeo team.However, between these two brands there will be a bridge in the form of pilots, and database testing.Personally, I do not see the options, how private the team can survive in Formula 1. Private teams can have a couple of great seasons. For example, as Force India at the moment. But the slightest hint of the crisis will destroy all the illusions.Thanks to the collaboration with Alfa Romeo, our team is on a steady course".

2018-01-15 12:04:03

Paul di Resta Soon Williams will make a decision

Paul di Resta Soon Williams will make a decision

Last season, the 31-year-old Paul di Resta worked as a reserve pilot Williams and even spent one race in Hungary. The Scot claimed a place prize pilot, but seem to have lost the fight to Sergey Sirotkin.Paul di Resta "Soon Williams will take a decision on the part of pilots and will make the official announcement. I wanted to go back on the starting grid of Formula 1, but, unfortunately, nothing ever came of it.Maybe my age was the reason for the refusal. In any case, I liked it in Hungary. Given that I was seated in the car at the last moment, the result I showed is quite good".Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 Best result in the championship - 12th place in 2013.

2018-01-09 11:24:04

Othmar, Szafnauer Windows better than Verstappen

Othmar, Szafnauer Windows better than Verstappen

COO Force India Otmar, Szafnauer sure that Esteban Windows is clearly better than praise for max Verstappen.Othmar, Szafnauer "it is Difficult to understand who of them is better because they fly different machines. But even in the issue price the max signed for a huge sum of money, and Windows we got for a hundredth part of this amount.I think that Esteban is in order. The first time we have released Esteban on track, we knew he is something special. He understands the car. He has excellent control of the car on the track, and because of this, it can quickly reach the limit of technology. In addition, he gives excellent feedback. He also knows what he wants from the car, which is very Mature for his age.I think its greatest achievement is its constant improvement. Since then, he began his career in 2017, he has improved in many aspects, and I think because of this he has achieved all his success and began to push Perez".

2018-01-08 15:14:03

From Force India need to change the name

Deputy head of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer told that some sponsors continue to demand name change of the team.Othmar, Szafnauer "Yes, some potential donors said that if we don't change the name, they will not come to the team.They do not want to sponsor the team, which is tied to one country. We consider different variations of the title. But we haven't decided yet. Hard to say at this time".

2018-01-05 20:04:04

Nicholas Latifi - reserve pilot Force India

Nicholas Latifi - reserve pilot Force India

Team Force India announced the signing of the contract backup pilot with 22-year-old canadian Nicholas Latifi.Under the contract, Latifi will take part in several Friday practice, including in Canada, and spend a couple of days on the tests.Vijay Malia, head of the team "Nicolas became a member of our youth program after a successful season in Formula 2. In the new season he will work on our simulator, as well as conduct a few Friday's practice. We have extensive experience of work with young pilots - Nicholas will learn a lot and prepare for the debut in Formula 1".In 2017 Latifi played in Formula 2, won one race at Silverstone and took the 5th final place.

2018-01-03 11:24:03

Esteban Windows In Mercedes pleased with my performances

Esteban Windows In Mercedes pleased with my performances

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows said that the leadership of Mercedes, which supports his career, rather his achievements in his debut season.Esteban Windows "And in the Force India satisfied with what I'm doing, and Mercedes. And if all happy, I just need to continue to do everything in my power. With Toto Wolff most of the time we talk on the phone, sometimes on the track.They called me for a meeting at 35-40 minutes to see where I stand, what my problem, do I need to improve. They also hold a meeting with Force India, to see how my development goes. They are very close to me, they are closely related to my career. But that's OK, because Mercedes is investing money in me.They are really interested in what I do, and I think it's good for my career."It is possible that in 2019, the Windows will partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.

2017-12-29 10:04:04

Christmas card from the management of the Formula 1

Christmas card from the management of the Formula 1

The former head of the championship Bernie Ecclestone each year ordered sarcastic Christmas cards. This tradition was supported by the new leadership of Formula 1.The new card is a play on some of the events of the last season Fernando Alonso in a lounge chair, Kimi Raikkonen driving, "cute" dialogue hlkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, the intransigence of the partners in the Force India and, of course, the main characters - Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

2017-12-26 12:54:04

Paul di Resta is waiting for the race at Daytona

Paul di Resta is waiting for the race at Daytona

The ex-pilot of the Force India Paul di Resta, now, cassisa reserve pilot Williams, will take part in the race 24 hours of Daytona, which he awaits with great impatience.Paul di RETA "I'm really looking forward to the race in Daytona with United Autosports. I've never played in a 24-hour race and never acted on these smartpromotion, but I'm looking forward to this issue.The level of the marathon 24 hours of Daytona is growing every year, so it's great to be a part of it.I plan to run some tests before the race to get used to the team and get a chance to bring the car to victory.Recall that in the United Autosports driving the other cars will be Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris.

2017-12-24 13:24:03

Esteban I asked for advice from Toto

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows told me that she had asked Toto how to behave in conflict with Sergio Perez.Esteban Windows "this was Probably the first thing I did at the time asked for advice Toto. Mercedes already have experience in such situations, when they fought on the periphery Lewis and Nico.It is always good to evaluate a situation from different points of view, but especially from the perspective of Mercedes. They're world Champions, so they know what they are talking about.I can't go into the details of the Council, but it was just a very good help. Good advice you always be happy".Windows, which took eighth place in the standings, said he and Perez left the incident in the past.Esteban Windows "it is Important that we respect each other and the team, it is important that inside there was a good atmosphere. We work together to properly develop a new car. We may not gather together to go on vacation, but get on well with each other".

2017-12-22 13:34:04

Esteban Windows does not feel more pressure from Sergio Perez

Esteban Windows does not feel more pressure from Sergio Perez

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows insists that he feels no pressure from his teammate.Esteban Windows "He loves to make such statements in the media. This part of the game. I will continue to do their job, but I don't feel high pressure from Perez.Sergio and I understand that this year we crossed the border of what is permitted. We missed the chance to earn additional points for the team. But from the point of view of the results it was the best season for Force India, and this competition has played a role in this case.I understand that they expect more from me, because I'm not a beginner. But, once in Formula 1, I no longer feel stressed".

2017-12-20 10:14:04

Force India We still worry about the result in Baku

Force India We still worry about the result in Baku

COO Force India Otmar, Szafnauer admitted that his team still remembers the events of the race in Baku, which was missed double podium due to a collision of the pilots.Othmar, Szafnauer "Probably, the race in Baku will forever remain in our memory as the strongest and weakest race at the same time. Our car was very strong that weekend, and we missed the opportunity of a double podium. It's hard to accept still. However, I'm proud of how we stepped through difficult times, showing the team spirit. It was a real event of the season."Force India took the season's 4th place, equalling the best result in its history, but for the first time since 2013, the pilots of the team never made it to the podium.

2017-12-07 10:44:03

Statistics season 2017 podiums

Statistics season 2017 podiums

During the past season on the podium managed to visit seven of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three steel Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas for 13 podiums in 20 races.Podiums in the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 13 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 134. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 95. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 76. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 47. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Stroll. For the third consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, seven pilots during the season were able to reach the podium. And the record over the past decade was 2008, when the top three were able to get 14 pilots.The number of pilots who were on the podium in recent years2017 - 7 2016 - 92015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 26 times. All the others put together 34.Podiums in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 262. Ferrari - 203. Red Bull - 134. Williams - 1 in 2013 without a podium left the team Force India. As for McLaren this is the third consecutive season with no finishes in the top three.

2017-12-07 10:14:04

Esteban Windows fears McLaren

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that his team is simply obliged to perform well next year, because one of the rivals will become team McLaren.Esteban Windows "We need to be just perfect next year. Should speak at each stage.I hope that we will begin with more high notes than this year. We need to be perfect, because McLaren is back with Renault. It will be difficult to fight for their place".

2017-12-06 11:34:04

Statistics season 2017 the best circles

Statistics season 2017 the best circles

Last season, eight of the pilots were able to show the best lap time during the race. The most distinguished champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap. Last season the trophy went to Nico Rosberg.Best circles in the season 2017, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 72. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 53. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 2 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 25. Sergio Perez, Force India - 1 Fernando Alonso, McLaren - 1 Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1U Raikkonen is now 45 best circles, and for this indicator, the Finn ranks second in the entire history of the championship. First with a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. The Hamilton 38 laps, and he takes the 4th place.Best circles in the season of 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 92. Ferrari - 73. Red Bull - 24. Force India - 1 McLaren - McLaren 1V while dreaming of podiums, but every year Alonso celebrated one of the best around. This time it was at the Grand Prix of Hungary.

2017-12-02 11:24:03

Vijay Malia afraid of death in Indian prison

Vijay Malia afraid of death in Indian prison

The head of the Force India Vijay Malia admitted that he is afraid of being killed if they put him in the Indian jail.In the case of corruption, the Indian government wants to extradite Malia from the UK.Times of India "He is afraid for his life. If he was sent to India, it can kill or torture in prison."However, officials of the UK is adamant "the UK Court will take into account the sovereign guarantee of the government of India, according to which Vijay Malia will be contained in a secure prison in Mumbai".

2017-11-30 10:24:03

Esteban Windows This information was useful

Esteban Windows This information was useful

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows in the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi were in fifth position.Esteban Windows "it was useful to work with the tyres for next year. All this is extremely useful when preparing for the season 2018. The team was able to collect a lot of information about tires and let me test failed Gipersoft, none other compositions I wrote quite a lot of laps. Today was very windy, but conditions were tolerable for a test run".

2017-11-29 10:14:04

The tests in Abu Dhabi continues

In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.

2017-11-28 11:44:03

In Abu Dhabi started tests

After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.

2017-11-27 10:44:03

Sergio Perez Not the most interesting race

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished seventh. At the same position Mexican finished and the championship.Sergio Perez "It was not the most exciting race for me, but I had a very busy first lap, when I was fighting with Nico Hulkenberg. I think he got his penalty is deserved, because I was ahead of him and he just cut off the turn, getting a great advantage. He had plenty of opportunities to avoid the penalty, he could just give me the position, as he did with Grosjean later.I'm happy with the result and it was important for us to end the year on a high note. This is my first year in the Force India without the catwalks, but I think we made a big step forward. I scored one point less than last year, with only 20 races in the season instead of 21. Overall, the result is excellent the seventh in the drivers ' championship and fourth position in the team standings. I don't think we could do something better. I just hope we can continue this path to 2018".

2017-11-26 19:44:04

Esteban Windows Our team is always surprised

Esteban Windows Our team is always surprised

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows and Abu Dhabi finished eighth, behind teammate.Esteban Windows "today, We again showed a good result. Once again, we complied fully with its goals, finishing with two cars in the points. We are pleased with this result. The race was good, although the fight was a little.Our team surprised all throughout his career. I think next year we will surprise everybody".

2017-11-25 20:14:04

Qualification account after Abu Dhabi

Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.

2017-11-25 17:54:03

Sergio Perez the Results are good

Sergio Perez the Results are good

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez was pleased with the eighth result shown in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.Sergio Perez "my Window has shown good results. Yes, we had a real struggle on the track, but it was worth it. I definitely could have done better, but traffic and temperature kept me on a fast lap. I am sure that tomorrow we will show a good race.Tomorrow it will be a tight battle with Renault as our results are very tight".

2017-11-25 12:14:03

Niko Standard Friday, to be honest

Niko Standard Friday, to be honest

The pilot of Renault, Nico Hulkenberg's first day in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished the ninth.Nico Hulkenberg "Quite a standard Friday, to be honest. This morning we made sure that the engine is stretched more than we had planned, and then returned to the normal program.To be honest, between us, Force India and McLaren is not such a big gap. I think it will be a tight fight in qualifying. We need to squeeze a little more speed to the race start in more favourable conditions".

2017-11-24 23:04:04

Fernando Alonso It was a productive day

Fernando Alonso It was a productive day

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the first day of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed 10-th result.Fernando Alonso "Today we had a productive day. No matter how many points we can take on Sunday, our position in the League, it seems, is already sealed, so this last Friday we with a high priority were testing new products.Today we checked much, but everything went pretty smoothly. The team did a wonderful job completing all tasks. Tomorrow we will try to reach the final, even if it will be a tough task. We will fight with Williams, Renault and Force India".

2017-11-24 22:44:03

Sergio Perez today We tested a lot of novelties

Sergio Perez today We tested a lot of novelties

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez on the results practices Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi was in seventh position.Sergio Perez "in Addition to the usual preparations for the week-end, we tested different innovations for the next year. In total we checked out the work to a whole lot of different things.The first practice was not in the best conditions to prepare for the race and qualifying, but the second practice caused our team a wave of joy and optimism. The balance of the car is an area where we need to improve. On long series of circles we looked very strong - this is our trump card. We still have some work to do, but we're starting the weekend with a good base. For one night only we will be able to add some more".

2017-11-24 10:44:04

Force India will not Force One in 2018

Force India will not Force One in 2018

The leadership of the Force India abandoned plans to rename the team to Force One in 2018.Previously, the team from Silverstone has said it wants to abandon the word India in its name to attract more international sponsors. But the name Force One was rejected by the company Liberty Media, which owns the rights to Formula 1.Sports Director of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer "the New name must be interesting to all fans around the world. However, the new leadership of the championship, believes that the Force One can easily be reduced to F1".

2017-11-23 12:34:03

Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests in Abu Dhabi

Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests in Abu Dhabi

The Russian Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi at the end of November, in the composition of the Force India.Mazepin will work completely the first day of testing. On the second day of tests will be shared cockpit combat pilots Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows.Recall that part of the second day of testing in Abu Dhabi in the Williams will hold Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-11-21 11:34:03

Honda Gradually the gap reduced

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that the gap in power between Japanese power plant and other competitors are gradually reduced.Yusuke Hasegawa "in Monza our engine was at a decent level. It all depends on the track. Our competitors sometimes faster, sometimes faster than we are. I can say that our team is almost equal in speed with Williams, Force India and Renault.We were able to maximize current performance of the engine in Brazil, which is encouraging before the last race in Abu Dhabi.From the point of view of power, we are a little behind other manufacturers engines. But we are reducing the gap.We have not had any problems with reliability, which is also encouraging".

2017-11-21 11:24:05

George Russell ready for Formula 1

George Russell ready for Formula 1

A graduate of the Mercedes George Russell said he was ready for a career in Formula 1. There is an assumption that young Brit next season will be the reserve pilot Force India.George Russell "I'm ready for the season in Formula 1. I have done a lot for Mercedes, I worked a lot in the simulator. Feel well prepared, and this year I won the GP3 championship.If you look at the facts, the only options are Williams or Sauber, but we will see.One of the reasons I really want to take part in the tests at the end of the year with Force India is a possibility that may open after this work. For example, in January, if something happens, I will jump for joy. I will definitely take my chance".