Tag Archive: Force India

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 »

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 »

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 »

Jan 14

Hulkenberg: Limited testing will benefit Force India

Nico Hulkenberg believes Force India’s stands to gain from the decision to reduce pre-season F1 testing from 12 days to just eight

2015-06-07_1673 Nico Hulkenberg believes Force India stands to be better prepared than its rivals at the start of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship due to a reduction in pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Perez: McLaren chance ill-timed

Force India’s Sergio Perez says he is now “ready for anything”

2015-10-22_37368 ‘Ready for anything’ Sergio Perez concedes McLaren chance came too early: In terms of racing, I was very immature and not ready to cope with such a difficult car and such a difficult team… Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Dennis retains ‘robust’ attitude on McLaren sponsor ‘rate card’

“Do I lose sleep over sponsors? No I don’t. We’re strong, very strong, financially”

2015-10-23_39346 Ron Dennis says he won’t reduce his ‘rate card’ at McLaren to provide prospective sponsors greater team presence than they can offer financially. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Grosjean aims to leave Lotus fighting

Romain Grosjean is preparing for an ’emotional’ final F1 Grand Prix for Lotus
2015-06-06_1940 Romain Grosjean has called his final F1 Grand Prix with Lotus ‘poignant’ as he looks to secure sixth in the teams’ championship for the Enstone squad.

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Nov 21

Lotus asks F1 to ‘review its business model’

“I believe it is crucial for Formula 1 to review its business model” – Gastaldi
2015-10-23_39148 Lotus F1 deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi has called for Formula 1 to review its business model and has given a stern warning if certain situations continue the sport will drive fans away. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Force India confirms ‘exciting’ Aston Martin talks

Johnnie Walker brand is set to switch from McLaren to Force India next year

2015-10-23_39049 Force India team principal Vijay Mallya confirms talks are underway with Aston Martin and Johnnie Walker for a deal that could result in a team rebrand. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Kaltenborn: Ecclestone understands EU complaint

“The system of dividing revenues and determining how Formula 1 rules are set is both unfair and unlawful.”

Kaltenborn: Ecclestone understands EU complaintMonisha Kaltenborn says Bernie Ecclestone ‘understands’ why Sauber and Force India have lodged a complaint to the EU competition commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Team Aguri confirms Da Costa to race in season two

Formula E race winner confirmed at Team Aguri

Formula E race winner confirmed at Team Aguri

Formula E race winner Antonio Felix da Costa will continue with Team Aguri for the 2015-2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Haas rules out Alexander Rossi F1 move

“There is nobody out there at the moment” – Gunther Steiner

2014-06-07_0069 Haas F1 says it won’t be signing an American driver to its team for its inaugural Formula 1 World Championship season in 2016, ending Alexander Rossi’s hopes of making the step from GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Upgraded Mercedes dominate Monza FP1

Mercedes has stamped its mark on proceedings in first free practice for the Italian Grand Prix

Upgraded Mercedes dominate Monza FP1Making use of its upgraded engine, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg make it a clear 1-2 for Mercedes in FP1 for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

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Aug 30

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-term

Toto Wolff confirms that he sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg forming Mercedes F1 line-up for the foreseeable future…

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-termMercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that, while he is excited by the up-and-coming talent on the marque’s roster, there is not plan to rush them into F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Nasr puts confidence in Sauber updates

“There are some tracks on which I will get my first taste in a F1 car”

2015-06-06_0783 Felipe Nasr is optimistic that Sauber’s first major updates of 2015 can restore the C34 to its previous battle with Toro Rosso, Lotus and Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Hamilton opens up top as Perez flips

Lewis Hamilton sets an impressive pace in an FP1 session marred by a spectacular flip for Force India’s Sergio Perez.

Hamilton opens up top as Perez flipsLewis Hamilton has started the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix as he means to go on by comfortably pacing first free practice at the Hungaroring in a session interrupted by a spectacular crash for Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hulkenberg: Le Mans win will let me shine in F1

Force India driver says he’s been unfazed by the extra attention since winning Le Mans at his first attempt

2015-06-14-The Race-0179Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory makes his CV sparkle. Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory has made his racing CV sparkle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Mark Smith becomes Technical Director of the Sauber F1 Team

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Smith as its Technical Director.

10 - Sauber F1 TeamThe 54-year old Briton will start on 13th July at the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in Hinwil. He will fit into the technical committee’s existing structure. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Ocon called up to test for Force India F1 team

Second F1 test for GP3 Series leader

GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) GP3 Series leader Esteban Ocon has been called up to test for the Force India Formula One team this week in Barcelona.

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