Tag Archive: Force India

Aug 22

Force India not giving up on F1 podium hunt in 2017

Force India heads to Spa out to build on a strong first half of the season and add to its podium haul

2017-06-10_0247Force India Formula 1 boss Vijay Malla says the team is not giving up in its bid to score a Formula 1 podium finish in 2017 heading into the second half of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Horner backs Verstappen to respond after tough first half of season

Verstappen has picked up just one podium finish through the opening 11 rounds in 2017

2017-06-09-14-12-21_1531Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has tipped Max Verstappen to bounce back after the summer break following a difficult first half of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Jack of all trades Auer wins

Following his F1 tests for Team Force India, ‘Luggi’ now raced for BWT Mücke Motorsport

2017-08-05_1614Last weekend, Lucas Auer, DTM driver and jack of all trades, made a very successful guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters race weekend at the Nürburgring.

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Aug 07

’Not a big change’ for Haas joining Strategy Group meetings

“Everybody was happy because we were treated with respect and didn’t try to run the show.”

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner felt it was “not a big change” being allowed to join the Strategy Group meeting, saying there was no backlash from the pre-existing members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

Lowe: Stroll podium gives Williams boost against Force India

“It puts us in a great shape for the remainder of 2017 to develop the car and score points on both sides of the garage.” 

Lowe: Stroll podium gives Williams boost against Force IndiaWilliams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says Lance Stroll’s leap forward in performance which resulted in his maiden Formula 1 podium gives the team faith to hunt down Force India in the fight for fourth in the world constructors’ championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

Mallya: Imagine what Force India could do with fair prize money

“If competition has to be fair, imagine what we could do with a bit more of fair income.”

2017-06-10_0404Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has repeated his call for a fairer distribution of Formula 1 money in relation to performance and shoots down claims the team is for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Hamilton defeats Vettel to win Spanish GP thriller

A race of flashpoints up and down the order

20170326-099Lewis Hamilton has clinched his second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after coming out top of an absorbing battle with Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Formula V8 3.5: “Our drivers like a fish in the water with new F1 specs!” – Vallés

The new Formula One car specs suits our discipline the best!

Vallés: “Our drivers like a fish in the water with new F1 specs!”Adrián Vallés, former test driver in Spyker F1, later Force India, is managing the Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr in the Indian team and has his own racing team set just a a few miles away from the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Feb 23

Alfonso Celis Jr third driver in Force India for 2017

Alfonso Celis Jr has been officially presented as the third driver in the Force India

2017-02-22_0029 The Fortec Motorsports Mexican driver will combine his duties as the third driver in the Force India Formula 1 team with his participation in the World Series Formula V8 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Wehrlein, Ocon progress to be watched closely – Wolff

The pair raced together at Manor Racing in 2016 but Ocon switches to Force India in 2017 with Wehrlein this week confirmed as a Sauber F1 driver
Wehrlein, Ocon progress to be watched closely – WolffToto Wolff says he will watch Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon’s progress during the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship closely after the Mercedes juniors secured their place on this year’s grid.
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Jan 09

Hulkenberg not expecting ‘top ten straight away’ with Renault

“I think next year is still a build-up year. You have to be realistic and this year they come from a pretty difficult year.”
Hulkenberg not expecting ‘top ten straight away’ with RenaultNico Hulkenberg admits he will approach his first season as a Renault Sport F1 driver with modest initial expectations since he expects the team to still be playing catch up following its late decision to return to the sport last year.
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Dec 23

Perez tips Ocon to shine in Force India

Everyone is happy to have Esteban for next year so let’s hope we can deliver many points to the team
Perez tips Ocon to shine in Force IndiaSergio Perez says he expects Esteban Ocon to make a significant contribution in Force India’s bid to crack the top three when he makes his debut with the team in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
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Dec 15

Hulkenberg doubts Force India can improve on 2016

Hulkenberg joins Jolyon Palmer at Renault in 2017 while Esteban Ocon takes up the second race seat at Force India alongside Sergio Perez
Hulkenberg doubts Force India can improve on 2016Nico Hulkenberg says Force India’s lack of budget and squad size compared to the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull means the team will struggle to trump its 2016 F1 campaign in the future.
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Oct 17

Renault explains reasons for Hulkenberg signing

Hulkenberg is expected to form part of an all-new driver line-up for Renault alongside Esteban Ocon
2016-07-10-Sunday-0020 Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed it was Nico Hulkenberg’s skills as a ‘real leader’ that contributed to its decision to sign him for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
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Sep 30

Hamilton ahead as Mercedes goes clear in Malaysia

Having seen his car go up in flames in FP1, Kevin Magnussen did get back out on course in his Renault
Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheets on the first day of action for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes stamped its early mark on proceedings around the Sepang International Circuit.
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Jun 02

Arrivabene refuses to rule out Ferrari title charge

“I think this championship is going to be quite interesting”
Maurizio Arrivabene has refuted calls of ruling out a Ferrari F1 world title charge after the team’s disappointing results in Monaco and points to the team’s success having grabbed a rostrum result in all the opening six races. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 17

Alonso: McLaren has stronger chassis than Ferrari

“Good to be in front of Williams, Force India, Ferrari in terms of chassis.”
Fernando Alonso says McLaren currently has the third-best chassis behind Mercedes and Red Bull on the F1 grid and is pleased to be ahead of Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 16

Di Resta and Paffett to test for Williams F1

For Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett, sitting behind the wheel of a Formula one car is anything but virgin soil

That’s one of the reasons why the two DTM aces were offered test-driver jobs at the pinnacle of motor racing. Scotland’s Di Resta will replace German Adrian Sutil at the Williams F1 Team and Paffett already has been working for them as simulator driver since February. Nonetheless, DTM represents the top priority for the two Britons.    Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 15

Sainz: No need for halo backlash due to looks

The Toro Rosso driver is part of the band strongly supporting the move to introduce a cockpit protector
Sainz: No need for halo backlash due to looksCarlos Sainz says he was surprised by the reaction from some of his fellow F1 drivers against the introduction of the halo cockpit protectors based on the aesthetics of the concept and is confident it can be improved with development. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 07

Hulkenberg: Force India can attack Williams

“I’d like to think we can attack Williams and be on their level, if we can manage that it would be pretty good”
Hulkenberg: Force India can attack WilliamsNico Hulkenberg says he believes Force India can be in the hunt with Williams when the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix as the team looks to better its fifth place in last year’s constructors’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »
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