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In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India

September 30, 2011, 8:53 am
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya and the Mol family from the Netherlands bought the Skyper F1 team in 2007 and changed its name to Force India the following year. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • The debut season for Force India in 2008 was a disappointing one as their drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil could not help themselves to a single point. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • Using the Mercedes engine in 2009 worked wonders for the team, which was seen by one and all during the Belgian Grand Prix when Fisichella came mighty close to winning the race. He was overtaken by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen with just four laps to go. However, the team could only manage ninth place (13 points) on the Constructor's Championship. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • Force India had their best finish in 2010 when they finished seventh out 12 teams. Sutil, with 47 points, and Vitantonio Liuzzi, with 21 points, turned in impressive performances for their team. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • With 48 points, Force India is currently sixth in the 2011 Constructor's Championship. While Sutil has 28 of those, their second driver Paul Di Resta has 20 points to his name. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • Adrian Sutil will be looking to set the tracks on fire as the team’s senior driver in the upcoming Indian Grand Prix on 30th October. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • Di Resta will want to make sure that he does not lag too far behind his more fancied teammate in Force India's home race, and will be aiming to at least match Sutil, if not outperform him. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India
  • In pics: Indian Grand Prix beckons Force India