Tag Archive: VJM05

Sep 10

Razia & Gonzalez join Bianchi for young driver test with Sahara Force India

Jules is the team’s third driver and has completed seven free practice sessions for the team already this season.

Luiz Razia 2012-06-09_0113Jules Bianchi, Luiz Razia and Rodolfo Gonzalez will test for Sahara Force India at the upcoming young driver test session in Magny-Cours, France.

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Mar 02

Pundits agree Ferrari struggling in 2012

Former Jordan and Jaguar designer Gary Anderson has singled out Lotus and Force India to impress in 2012.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 08The Irishman stood trackside at the Barcelona test on Thursday and later told the German-language Speed Week magazine that Mark Webber in the Red Bull suffered from “a bit too much understeer” in the new title-defending RB8. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Vettel admits doubts over F1 grandees’ 2012 pace

While the smiles in the Lotus pits are obvious at Jerez, the same cannot be said of ‘grandee’ outfits Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull.

2012-02-06 - Red Bull - RB8 Launch - Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel Champion 2011Lewis Hamilton had his first try of the MP4-27 on Thursday and said the new McLaren felt “pretty good”. “My initial feelings are pretty positive,” he added.  “The car feels reasonably quick.” But with every other 2012 car featuring a radical ‘step’ in its front nose, some reports believe McLaren may have missed a trick by opting for a conservative solution.

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Feb 04

Williams has not run 2012 car yet

Contrary to reports, Williams has not yet debuted its 2012 car.

09 - Williams F12012-01-17 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 09It was said the British team ran the unlaunched FW34 at the Idiada facility near Barcelona, with tester Valtteri Bottas at the wheel. In fact, “the shakedown could not take place due to bad weather conditions,” a spokesperson is quoted as saying in the German press.

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Feb 03

New Ferrari, Force India have ‘ugly’ noses

McLaren was left the odd-one-out on Friday, as Ferrari and Force India joined Caterham in launching new cars with ‘ugly’ noses.

2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch 052012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Launch 02The odd feature – a quirk of new regulations – is the centrepiece of Ferrari’s new F2012, launched on Friday morning at Maranello, and the Mercedes-powered Force India VJM05, whose covers were pulled off in the chilly Silverstone pitlane.

(More pictures from the F2012 and the VJM05)

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Feb 03

Sahara Force India unveiled its 2012 challenger today as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05 at Silverstone.

Sahara Force India unveils the VJM05 at Silverstone

2012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Jule Bianchi - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di Resta 22012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Launch 01They were joined by reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, as the team’s new car was presented for the first time. The VJM05 is the second car to be created under the watch of Technical Director, Andrew Green, as the team seeks to build on its on its sixth place finish in the constructors’ championship and take the fight to the teams that lie ahead.

(More pictures from the VJM05 launch)

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Feb 03

Force India needs more staff for F1 tilt – Szafnauer

‘Friday’ driver plan not for top teams – Szafnauer

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2010-02-09 - Force India - Otmar SzafnauerForce India has acknowledged it will not challenge for the world championship until the team is bigger. Otmar Szafnauer, who is the Silverstone based team’s chief operating officer, told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that the former Jordan, Midland and Spyker team’s head-count is currently 310.

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Feb 03

Sutil deserves to stay in F1 – Hulkenberg

Adrian Sutil deserves to keep his formula one race career alive.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032011-07-30 - Force India F1 Team - Hungary - Adrian Sutil 01That is the claim of Nico Hulkenberg, the driver who is replacing his German compatriot at Force India in 2012. Sutil, 29, has failed so far to secure an alternative seat, and days ago was dealt a further blow with a Munich court convicting him of grievous bodily harm for an assault on Lotus team executive Eric Lux last year.

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Jan 27

Jules Bianchi joins Sahara Force India as reserve driver for 2012

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce that Jules Bianchi has joined the team as its reserve driver for the 2012 season.

2012-01-27 - Sahara Force India - Jules Bianchi 22012-01-27 - Sahara Force India - Jules BianchiThe 22-year-old Frenchman will be integrated in the team’s programme and will participate in a minimum of nine Friday practice sessions during Grand Prix weekends. In preparation for the 2012 season, Jules will get his first run in the VJM05 during pre-season testing next month.

Jan 18

Red Bull and Force India announce launch dates

Red Bull and Force India announce launch dates

01 - Red Bull Racing06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamRed Bull will reveal its 2012 car during an internet presentation on the day before the RB8 is given its official track debut.

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Jan 09

Force India’s 2012 car is scheduled to make its debut at the opening test of the pre-season at Jerez early next month.

2012 Force India passes FIA crash tests

Sahara Force India F1 Team logo2011-10-29 - Force India - India - 03Technical director Andrew Green revealed that the Mercedes-powered VJM05 has successfully passed the mandatory FIA crash tests.

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