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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 – 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 – Force India German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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FP1 objectives: Evaluation of diffuser and aerodynamic developments on Adrian’s car Assessment of development soft Pirelli tyre Set-up work exploring ride height and camber settings   FP2 objectives: Long run race simulation for tyres Continued evaluation of aerodynamic developments   Adrian Sutil (VJM04/04) FP1: P8     1.33.832      27 laps FP2: P10    1.33.211     34 laps     “I struggled with some understeer […]

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Formula 1 – Force India European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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FP1 objectives: Adrian – Evaluation of new aero components for Valencia Nico – Evaluation of front wings (incomplete)   FP2 objectives: Adrian -Tyre evaluation and data collection Paul – Installation and general set-up work   Adrian Sutil (VJM04/04) FP1: P8 1:41.955 20 laps FP2: P11 1:39.626 31 laps     “A pretty positive day for me. We had quite a lot of […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice Report

May 21, 2011

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FP1 objectives: Adrian – Initial evaluation of new aero components, balance checks and reliability tests Nico – Set-up and tyre baseline with one set of new hard tyres, brake system tests

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Formula 1 – Force India – Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report

May 7, 2011

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FP1 objectives: Paul –  Evaluation of the new front wing and wet weather set-up work  Nico –  Baseline set-up work and evaluation of wet weather tyres   FP2 objectives: Paul –  Data collection from prime and option tyres; general dry set-up work Adrian –  Aero evaluation of the new front wing and tyre compound comparison […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Turkish Grand Prix Preview

May 2, 2011

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After three action-packed races, the FIA Formula One World Championship heads to Istanbul Park for the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend. Already a firm favourite with the drivers, the circuit includes the high-speed challenge of turn eight and genuine overtaking opportunities into turn 12 at the end of the back straight. While Adrian knows the […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Chinese Grand Prix Preview

April 11, 2011

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The Chinese Grand Prix will be the third round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship and the final event in the trio of flyaway races that opened the season. Held at the state of the art Shanghai International Circuit on the outskirts of China’s largest city, the Force India Formula One Team will […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

April 5, 2011

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The Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place at the Sepang International Circuit this week. The Force India F1 Team is looking forward to this race after a positive opening weekend of racing action in Melbourne: a double points team finish including a top ten result for […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Free Practice Report

March 25, 2011

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Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM04/04) FP1:    13th  1:29.314  (19 laps) FP2:    17th  1:28.583  (31 laps) It was not a bad day. We had quite a few new components on the car to test and the rear wing made a good difference. In the second session we put it all together with a few more sets of tyres, […]

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Force India Australian Grand Prix Preview

March 19, 2011

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2011 marks the fourth year of competition in the FIA Formula 1T World Championship for Force India. After its strongest Constructors‘ Championship finish to date, the team is hoping to better the 68 points it achieved to secure seventh place in the series last year. The team’s solid 2010 performance saw it secure 15 points […]

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Formula 1 – Hülkenberg and di Resta open final pre-season test for Force India

March 9, 2011

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The Force India F1 Team‘s final pre-season test got underway today at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain. Nico Hülkenberg got his first run in the VJM04, completing 31 laps as he conducted aero testing, KERS and tyre evaluation. Paul di Resta took over in the afternoon to continue the team’s programme, putting in 38 laps […]

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Formula 1 – The VJM04: Looking To The Future

February 9, 2011

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The Force India F1 Team finished the 2010 season in seventh position in the constructors’ championship with 68 points, nine top ten starts and 15 points scoring finishes – its best-ever finish in Formula One. It was a remarkable step forward for the tight-knit, small outfit that was created just three years ago. The team’s […]

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Formula 1 – Winter Testing Starts For Force India

February 2, 2011

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The Force India F1 Team‘s pre-season testing programme got underway today at the Valencia permanent circuit, with Nico Hülkenberg and Paul di Resta undertaking their first official driving duties for the team since their confirmation in the driver line-up last Wednesday. The team used the VJM03 – last year’s challenger – to gather further tyre […]

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Formula 1 – Q&A With Nico Hulkenberg

January 27, 2011

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Q&A with Nico Hülkenberg: 1. Nico, you’re joining Force India in the test and reserve driver role this season. What are your feelings about starting your new job with the team? I feel excited about my new home in F1. I am looking forward to working here and of course I am especially looking forward to […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Confirm Sutil, di Resta & Hulkenberg For 2011 Season

January 27, 2011

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The Force India F1 Team is delighted to confirm it has finalised its driver line-up for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Following weeks of speculation, Adrian Sutil will continue with the Silverstone-based team for a fifth consecutive season and will be joined by Paul di Resta, who will make his Formula One […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Confirm Barrichello For 2011

November 16, 2010

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Second Driver To Be Announced Soon 15 November, 2010. Abu Dhabi. The AT&T Williams team today announced that Rubens Barrichello will continue to drive for the team in 2011. The team’s second driver will be confirmed before the end of the year. Rubens Barrichello enjoyed a successful first season with Williams, and his 18th in […]

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