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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 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 2 Photos & Quotes

February 9, 2012

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Day two of 2012 testing saw Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher set the fastest time of the day, a 1m 18.561s lap the best of his 132 laps for the day, coming in a full second faster than Australian Mark Webber. Daniel Ricciardo impressed in his Toro Rosso, a half a second behind his compatriot Mark […]

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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 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 1 Photos & Quotes

February 8, 2012

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After a long winter and months of waiting, the wraps have finally been taken off the 2012 challengers and the cars have hit the track for the first time in Jerez. After a two year absence, Kimi Raikkonen showed he’s lost none of his pace, setting the fastest tiome of the day with a 1m […]

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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 – 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 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 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 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 Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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FP1 objectives: Data collection on intermediate tyres. Evaluation of high downforce rear wing. Mechanical set-up for conditions.   FP2 objectives: Further evaluation of engine mapping changes according to latest directives. Data collection on full wet tyres. Paul Di Resta (VJM04/02) FP1: P11 1:48.730 18 laps FP2: P7 1:51.781  7 laps    “The track was wet all day so we didn’t […]

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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 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 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Report

May 29, 2011

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Paul Di Resta (car 15, VJM04/02) FP3: P11  1:16.990  Q1:   P17  1:16.813  Q2:   P14  1:16.118    Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM04/04) FP3: P15   1:18.069    Q1:   P16   1:16.600   Q2:   P15   1:16.121    Paul Di Resta – P14 “Once again I think that P14 is a fair reflection of our pace this weekend. Everybody knows that qualifying […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice Report

May 27, 2011

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FP1 objectives: Continued evaluation of aero components and set-up work, brake and cooling system checks, control system tests.   FP2 objectives: Data collection for soft and super-soft tyre compounds, continued aero evaluation.   Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM04/04) FP1: P8 1:18.578 (23 laps) FP2: P9 1:17.101 (45 laps)     “A fairly normal day of Thursday practice in Monaco. We continued running […]

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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 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 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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