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Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Nico Hulkenberg got his first run in the VJM05 today as Sahara Force India completed a busy week of testing in Jerez. While Nico got a feel for the car, the team carried out aero work, tyre data collection and some long runs in the afternoon. Day Four Stats: Chassis: VJM05-02 Laps: 90 Mileage: 399 km Fastest lap: 1:19.977 […]

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Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 3

February 10, 2012

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It was a day of limited running for Sahara Force India in Jerez following a small off for Jules Bianchi early in the session. The mechanics worked hard to repair the right rear corner of the car, but ultimately the team was missing one small brake component, which prevented the car from returning to the […]

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Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 2

February 9, 2012

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Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Jerez as new reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, enjoyed his first run in the VJM05. In the afternoon Paul Di Resta returned to the cockpit to wrap up his time in the car this week. The programme saw a continuation of yesterday’s work as the team […]

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Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 1

February 8, 2012

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Sahara Force India’s winter testing programme got underway today as the team made the most of warm and sunny weather conditions in Jerez, Spain. Paul Di Resta was behind the wheel as the team started systems checks, data collection and set-up work. Tomorrow morning Jules Bianchi will get his first taste of the VJM05, before Paul […]

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Formula 1 – Sahara Force India unveils the VJM05 at Silverstone

February 4, 2012

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Sahara Force India unveiled its 2012 challenger today as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05 at Silverstone. They were joined by reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, as the team’s new car was presented for the first time. The VJM05 is the second car to be created under the watch of […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Announce Winners From 1 In A Billion Hunt

October 28, 2011

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Sahara Force India Formula One Team and Mobil 1 announced yesterday the winners of the Sahara Force India Formula One Team Academy’s One From A Billion Hunt. After hosting the regional rounds across seven cities in India, the Sahara Force India Formula One Team Academy has finally chosen the three winners from thousands of applicants […]

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Formula 1 – More Points For Force India In Hungary

August 1, 2011

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Force India enjoyed another competitive afternoon as Paul Di Resta finished seventh in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, earning the team a further six championship points. Adrian Sutil missed out on points as he finished in P14 following a first lap incident.   P7 Paul Di Resta, VJM04/02 Tyre strategy: Intermediate, option, option, prime […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 27, 2011

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Vijay’s vision Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, reveals his hopes for Budapest. “The Hungarian Grand Prix is always a popular race with Force India. The city of Budapest is full of life, beautiful architecture and the fans always give a warm welcome to Formula One. We head there off the back of our […]

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Formula 1 – Force India German Grand Prix Race Report

July 25, 2011

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Force India delivered another excellent performance today as Adrian Sutil raced to a superb sixth place in the German Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta was the victim of a first lap crash, but recovered to finish P13. The eight points scored today move the team into 7th place in the Constructors’ Championship.   P6 […]

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Formula 1 – Force India German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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A strong showing by Force India saw Adrian Sutil qualify in P8 for his home race, while Paul Di Resta will line up in P12.   P11  Adrian Sutil (VJM04/04) Q1: 1:32.286   Q2: 1:31.809 Q3: 1:32.010    Adrian: “Another strong qualifying performance for us and it’s great to be starting my home race from P8. My Q3 lap […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Force India enjoyed a successful afternoon at Silverstone as Paul Di Resta recorded his best qualifying performance of the year with sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. Teammate Adrian Sutil will start the race from P11.   P6 Paul Di Resta (VJM04/02) Q1:    1:34.472  Q2:    1:32.569 Q3:    1:31.929     Paul: “I’m really happy […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Academy Offers Wildcards For One In A Billion Search

July 6, 2011

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Force India Formula One Team Academy today announced that it has extended the age range for participation in the One From A Billion Hunt via a wild card route. The extension follows requests from a number of talented karting enthusiasts aspiring to a career in Formula One. While the One From a Billion Hunt was […]

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Formula 1 – Force India & Dexter Brown Present The Art Car

July 6, 2011

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It is often said that a Formula One car is a work of art in itself. But in the case of Force India’s Art Car, those words have never been more true. The Silverstone-based squad has teamed up with renowned motorsport artist, Dexter Brown, to use one of its cars as the canvas for his […]

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Formula 1 – Force India 2011 Grand Prix Of Europe Preview

June 22, 2011

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Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, looks forward to racing in Valencia. The Canadian Grand Prix was one of those races that we will remember for a long time. It was a day full of drama and excitement and was a great advert for Formula One. Despite the torrential rain showers and delay to […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Canadian Grand Prix Preview

June 8, 2011

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Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, sets his sights on more points in Montreal. Looking back on Monaco, I have to say how delighted I was to see Force India back in the points. It’s always a fantastic weekend – probably my favourite race of the year – and to see Adrian fight his way to […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Spanish Grand Prix Report

May 23, 2011

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A fast-paced Spanish Grand Prix saw both Force Indias improve on their qualifying positions with Paul coming home in 12th, followed home by Adrian in 13th.   Paul Di Resta, P12, VJM04/02 Tyres: Option, Option, Option, Prime   Paul: “I think we can go away quite satisfied with the result today, especially after making up […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Turkish GP Report & Photo Gallery

May 9, 2011

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It was a tough afternoon for Force India as Adrian and Paul battled hard but missed out on points at Istanbul Park. Adrian enjoyed exciting battles with Barrichello‘s Wiliams and the Sauber of Perez in the closing stages, while Paul failed to finish a Grand Prix for the first time this year after encountering some […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying Report

May 8, 2011

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It was another encouraging afternoon for Force India as Adrian and Paul qualified in P12 and P13 respectively for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park. Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM04/04) FP3: P13,  1:27.318 (19 laps)   Q1: P7,  1:27.397 (8 laps)   Q2: P12, 1:27.027 (6 laps) Paul Di Resta (car 15, VJM04/02) FP3: P16,  1:27.644 (18 laps) Q1: P12,  1:27.652 (8 laps) Q2: P13, 1:27.145 (3 laps)

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Formula 1 – Force India 2011 Chinese Grand Prix Report

April 17, 2011

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Force India Formula One Team drivers Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil came home in 11th and 15th positions respectively at the end the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix. Both drivers made good race starts, with Paul up one place to 7th and Adrian making up three positions to P8 by the end the first lap. […]

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Formula 1 – Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice

April 16, 2011

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Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM04/04) FP3: 8th  1:36.125 (15 laps)   Q1: 13th  1:36.092 (8 laps)   Q2: 11th 1:35.874 (6 laps) Paul Di Resta (car 15, VJM04/02) FP3: 10th  1:36.370 (18 laps) Q1: 7th  1:35.702 (8 laps) Q2: 8th 1:35.858 (6 laps) Q3: 8th  1:36.190 (3 laps) The Force India Formula One Team will start the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix with Paul Di Resta in 8th place and Adrian Sutil in 11th. […]

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