FORCE INDIA

  • Bernie Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams 2 days ago

    London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week. "Bernie understands we've had these challenges over the winter because the (team) suppliers got so badly hurt by the...
  • Nico Hulkenberg positive after first laps in new car 5 days ago

    Nico Hulkenberg looked for the positives after finally getting his hands on Force India's new Formula One car with barely any time left to test it before next month's Australian season-opener. The tall German propped up the timesheets with the slowest lap on Friday but at least there were 77 of...
  • Force India finally confirm new car plans 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Sahara Force India have confirmed that their 2015 car will make its debut on day two of the final pre-season testing that began here on Thursday. "With the car due to be completed on Friday morning, @NicoHulkenberg is lined up to step in on Friday pm to take the first...
  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday 1 week ago

    London: Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new Formula One car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until Friday. "The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will take...
  • Mercedes reserve Pascal Wehrlein to test for Force India February 18, 2015

    Germany's Pascal Wehrlein, the official reserve driver for Formula One world champions Mercedes, will test for Force India in Barcelona this week, both teams announced on Wednesday. The 20-year-old will have two days in Force India's 2014 car and also take part in two further in-season tests with the Mercedes-powered team. Force...
  • Force India delay new car debut to final test February 13, 2015

    London: Force India's 2015 Formula One car will not make their track debut until the third and final pre-season test in Barcelona some two weeks before the first race in Australia, the team said on Friday. "The plan is to introduce it at the final test," said a spokesman. The season starts...
  • 2015 Force India car unlikely for second pre-season test February 4, 2015

    London: All is not well with Vijay Mallya-led Sahara Force India squad which now is unlikely to get their 2015 car ready for the second pre-season test in Barcelona after already missing the first one in Jerez. "Although everybody is working towards getting the VJM08 to the next test session in...
  • Force India to miss Jerez Formual One test January 28, 2015

    Force India will not take part in Formula One's opening pre-season test in Jerez starting this weekend, the team said on Wednesday. A spokesman dismissed speculation that the Silverstone-based team, run and co-owned by Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, had made the decision for financial reasons and said they would be present...
  • Williams, Force India launch new cars for 2015 January 23, 2015

    Williams and Force India became the first Formula One teams to take the covers off their cars for 2015, revealing Wednesday the most significant design change from last season: a new front. Technical regulations in F1 have been remained stable except for the requirement to change the nose of the cars,...
  • Formula One: Force India to use Toyota wind tunnel December 4, 2014

    Force India will use Toyota's wind tunnel in Germany for all their aerodynamic testing from next season, the British-based Formula One team announced on Thursday. "The decision to use Toyota's facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to continue as a competitive force in Formula One," said team principal Vijay...
  • Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year November 27, 2014

    German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Porsche as well as Formula One with Force India, the German manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who will also race in the Spa six hours in May, will be the first...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India collected...
  • Force India confirm Sergio Perez for 2015 and beyond November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India on Saturday made it official that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2015 and beyond. Team principal Vijay Mallya had already said that he would be happy to retain Perez and his German teammate Nico Hulkenberg for another year. The announcement...
  • Formula One: Force India miss top-10 again in qualifying November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg set the 13th and 14th fastest time in the qualifying of the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here on Saturday. Either of the Force India cars have not made Q3 since the Italian Grand Prix in early September. Both...
  • Force India to trial new race display system November 19, 2014

    Formula One is set to test a new on-car display system championed by Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony aimed at helping fans to follow a race without having to take their eyes off the action. Hamilton said the 'Info Wing', a carbon fibre camera mount with an integrated LED display system, would...
  • Formula One: Force India name test drivers November 19, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India confirmed on Wednesday that Jolyon Palmer and Richard 'Spike' Goddard will test for the team in Abu Dhabi next week. It will be the GP2 champion Palmer's first drive in an F1 car while Goddard received the opportunity after driving in F3 for two years. Briton Palmer won...
  • Formula One: Small teams seek Abu Dhabi talks with Ecclestone November 18, 2014

    Formula One's smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport's considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend's season-ending race in Abu...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is special to me: Sergio Perez November 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Sergio Perez on Monday said that the Yas Marina Circuit is special for him as he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time. Speaking ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mexican driver said: "Abu Dhabi is a special race on...
  • Difficult to get into rhythm in Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Hulkenburg November 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Nico Hulkenburg on Monday said, ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the Yas Marina Circuit is a difficult track to get into rhythm as it has long straights followed by tight corners. "Abu Dhabi is a nice venue. The racing looks...
  • Vijay Mallya says Force India will race on November 10, 2014

    Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has rejected speculation about his Formula One team's finances, saying they will be racing for years to come. Speaking at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where only nine teams competed on Sunday, Mallya said Force India would not be following Marussia and Caterham onto the sporting...
  • Hulkenberg earns four points in Brazil, Force India set to finish sixth November 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Sahara Force India are set to finish sixth this year in the team championship after Nico Hulkenberg ended the Brazilian Grand Prix in eighth position while Sergio Perez could not enter the points bracket. Following Hulkenberg's eighth place and Perez's 15th place finish on Sunday, Force India are positioned...
  • Formula One money and engine talks stall November 9, 2014

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will meet commercial rights holders CVC in London next week after talks with teams in Brazil on Saturday produced no agreement on giving smaller outfits more money to help them survive. A separate meeting with manufacturers on the possibility of relaxing an engine 'freeze' for next...
  • Vijay Mallya denies Force India ever considered boycott November 8, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Force India principal and co-owner Vijay Mallya has silenced any further talk of a Formula One boycott, saying his team never intended to do anything other than race. "Here I am fighting with McLaren. I want to beat McLaren. If I park my car, I might as well just...
  • Force India have exercised option on Perez: Vijay Mallya November 8, 2014

    Force India have exercised an option on Mexican driver Sergio Perez for next year and are negotiating a contract extension for 2016, the Formula One team's co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Friday. "I have a two-year contract with Sergio Perez," the principal told reporters at the Brazilian Grand Prix. "There is nothing...
  • F1: Sergio Perez to stay at Force India November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sahara Force India boss Vijay Mallya on Monday confirmed that the team will retain their current driver line-up for the 2015 Formula One season by giving Sergio Perez an extension, something they have already done in the case of Nico Hulkenberg. Perez has expressed on numerous occasions that he...
  • Terrible weekend for Force India at US Grand Prix November 3, 2014

    Austin: Sahara Force India witnessed a terrible outing at the United States Grand Prix as both its drivers - Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg retired early into the race because of varied reasons at the Circuit of The Americas here. While Perez suffered an accident in the first lap, Hulkenberg pulled...
  • Nico Hulkenberg to continue with Force India in 2015 season October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Nico Hulkeberg will continue to race for Sahara Force India in the 2015 Formula One season, the team confirmed on Monday. The 27-year-old German had returned to Force India at the start of 2014 after spending a year with Sauber and has enjoyed a reasonably good season, finishing among...
  • Force India cars qualify 12th, 13th for Russian Grand Prix October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez set almost identical times to qualify 12th and 13th, respectively, for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom here Saturday. However, their starting grid positions are likely to change as Hulkenberg, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Marussia's Max Chilton will...
  • Force India's Sergio Perez looking forward to Russian Grand Prix October 8, 2014

    Sochi: Force India driver Sergio Perez Tuesday said he is looking forward to the inaugural Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix to be held at the Sochi Autodrom on Sunday. "I'm really looking forward to the race in Sochi. It's a country that will be totally new for me and so it's...
  • Force India reclaim fifth place with double points finish September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Both Force India drivers successfully finished among the points as Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg ended seventh and ninth respectively at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. Perez, who started 15th, brought home six points while his German teammate, who took flight from 13th position, came back with...