Tag Archive: Vijay Mallya

Apr 28

Sahara Force India welcomes Felio Siby as lifestyle partner

Sahara Force India is delighted to join Felio Siby in a new partnership, which sees the luxury brand become the team’s official lifestyle partner

05 - Sahara Force India F1 Team The Felio Siby logo will appear on the VJM09’s nose starting at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. A purveyor of some of the best leathers in the world, manufactured to the highest standards in a time-honoured way, Felio Siby is a reference for customers whose way of life is to find timeless and unique products. This is a vision that has now been extended to watch-making, as the brand embarks on a new venture with the best Swiss watchmakers to redefine the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Sahara Force India presents the VJM09 in Barcelona

“You can say the b-spec car from last year formed a basis on which to build our 2016 one” – Andrew Green

2016-02-22 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - The VJM09 Sahara Force India marked the beginning of its season today as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez pulled the covers off the VJM09 in Barcelona. They were joined by the team’s development driver, Alfonso Celis, as they posed for photos in front of the world’s media ahead of the start of the team’s winter testing programme.

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Feb 18

Hype to keep Sahara Force India energised through 2016 season

Sahara Force India will continue its partnership with Hype Energy drinks for the 2016 season
05 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamHype branding will be located on the cockpit of the VJM09, the inside of the rear wing end plate, as well as on the drivers’ suits.

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Feb 01

Nikita Mazepin joins Sahara Force India in development role

Nikita has already captured the attention of many observers
2016-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Nikita Mazepin_1Nikita has already captured the attention of many observersSahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce Nikita Mazepin as a development driver to mark the beginning of a long-term association with the team.

Nov 19

Alfonso Celis joins Sahara Force India as development driver

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce the signing of Mexican racer, Alfonso Celis, as a development driver

The 19-year-old will get his first experience of Formula One power behind the wheel of the VJM08 at the season-ending Abu Dhabi test – sharing driving duties with Nico Hulkenberg.

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Sep 23

Sahara Force India confirms Sergio Perez for 2016

Sergio Perez will remain in Sahara Force India colours next year with the 25-year-old Mexican confirmed for the 2016 season. 

Since joining the team in 2014, Sergio has continued to build his reputation as one of the most exciting drivers on the grid. The extension gives both Sergio and the team valuable continuity moving forward and the opportunity to build on the success of the last two seasons.

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Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Porsche’s ties with Austria

The Osterreichring circuit was opened in 1969 as a replacement for the previous circuit at Zeltweg aerodrome

Austria, home of the Red Bull Ring that will be hosting the third round of the European Le Mans Series on 12 July, has been the scene of many a memorable moment for Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Haas doubts F1 switch for Danica Patrick

“Danica is quite happy where she is at the moment”

Danica Patrick Top 10 Haas, F1’s new American entrant for 2016, has played down the prospect of Danica Patrick switching from Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Sahara Force India welcomes Channel IT as team partner

Channel IT branding will appear on the side pod wing of the VJM08 from this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India is pleased to welcome Channel IT, a technology group that supplies Mobile Telecom products and services, as its latest partner for the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Sahara Force India begins partnership with Jose Cuervo

The famous logos will appear on the headrest of the VJM08, the drivers’ suits and all team clothing.
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India is pleased to announce the beginning of a partnership with world-famous tequila brand, Jose Cuervo.  With a history dating back over 250 years, Jose Cuervo has established its position as the undisputed number one tequila brand in the world.

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Nov 28

Red Bull wings grounds for race ban – Force India

Red Bull’s illegal front wing in Abu Dhabi may have been grounds for a race ban.

Red Bull aileron avant Abu Dhabi - photo Getty Images That is the claim of Andy Green, the technical boss of Force India, who thinks a team with a lower status in pitlane might have been punished very harshly by the governing FIA for a similar infraction. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Force India finally confirms Perez for 2015

Force India on Saturday finally confirmed that Sergio Perez is staying at the team in 2015.

2014-06-06_0067 The Silverstone based team, having already announced Nico Hulkenberg, said Mexican Perez has now agreed a “multi-year contract”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

GP2 champion Palmer gets Force India test

Force India is giving new GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer his F1 break

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) We reported this week that although the 23-year-old won the sport’s feeder category this year, he is unlikely to make his F1 debut next year or even complete returning Caterham’s lineup for the Abu Dhabi finale this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Force India financial rumours must ‘stop’ – Mallya

Vijay Mallya has played down the latest reports questioning the financial health of his F1 team Force India

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya 2 Newspaper reports in the last days have suggested the auditors of the Silverstone based team’s parent company doubt the viability of Force India as a “going concern” due to mounting debts. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Future still clouded for three small teams

But a meeting at Interlagos late on Saturday broke with no solution in place.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 teams A week after the boycott threats of Austin, struggling teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber travelled to Brazil apparently close to a ‘fighting fund’ bailout that would secure their future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Mallya says Force India to ‘absolutely’ keep Perez

With Nico Hulkenberg already signed up for 2015, all eyes at Force India are now on Sergio Perez.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 The 24-year-old brings key Mexican backing to the Silverstone based team, but he has scored less than 40 per cent of Force India’s points so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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