Sahara Force India Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The future of Force India has found a positive ending Tuesday, as they’ve agreed to accept a bid from current Williams driver Lance Stroll’s father, Lawrence Stroll, to bring the 10-year-old team out of administration. Force India has been under siege since senior driver Sergio Perez attempted to save the team, and were put under administration since the Friday before the Hungarian Grand Prix. The cause of administration was as a result of parties looking to avoid possible debts. A consortium was made, and LawrenceRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Force India finally pulled back the covers of their car slated for the upcoming Formula One season – the VJM11. The Silverstone-based outfit showed off the challenger prior to preseason testing in Barcelona, displaying a return of the pink, silver and white livery representative of a continued partnership with BWT. Although F1 pilots Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon were on hand for the event, it is Nikita Mazepin who will give it an inauguration to the sport for testing. Ocon and Perez are set to takeRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

2017 F1 Driver Review: Sergio Perez

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to seventh-place finisher in the standings, Sergio Perez. Sergio Perez, No. 11 Sahara Force India Formula One Team 2017: 7th in the championship, 100 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 2, Top 10: 17, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 1 Best Finish: 5th – Two times (Canada, Singapore) The 2017 season of Sergio Perez is a really interesting one for several reasons. On its own,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sahara Force India put in one of the better performances last year, coming in fourth in the overall constructor’s standings. The Silverstone-based squad witnessed two podiums by Sergio Perez, who outpaced his very consistent teammate, Nico Hulkenberg. With Mercedes power still a part of its program and gradual progression year-to-year, it isn’t far off the groupthink that Force India could soon be a consistent challenger for podiums every race weekend. Drivers                                                                                    No. 11 Sergio Perez (Mexico) No. 31 Esteban Ocon (France) Key Personel Team Principal /Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Nico Hulkenberg has reportedly signed a 2017 race contract that will see him move from his long time home of Sahara Force India, to the bright yellow cars of Renault. The much speculated move has finally come into the light as both Hulkenberg and Renault seek to build a partnership that will move them up the Formula One grid and into championship contention in several seasons’ time. Hulkenberg’s contract is good through 2018, with an option for 2019 that will likely be taken up, as theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nikita Mazepin will make his Formula 1 debut in the upcoming test at Silverstone with Sahara Force India. The 17-year-old Russian currently competes in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Hi-Tech Racing and will get some time in the VJM09 in both days of series testing. The opportunity wasn’t lost on Mazepin, who has already put time in the simulator at the team’s headquarters. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to test the VJM09 at Silverstone,” Mazepin said. “There’s no doubt it will beRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nico Hulkenberg saw one of the best qualifying efforts of his career turn into a rough day at the office in the Austrian Grand Prix. The Sahara Force India driver delighted on Saturday in qualifying and started the race in second alongside polesitter Lewis Hamilton. However, Hulkenberg had a slow start off the line and quickly faded to fourth in the opening laps, before strategy and pace pushed him further down the running order and eventually retiring in the closing laps of the race. “I’m prettyRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sergio Perez escaped injury after suffering brake failure on the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix. The 26-year-old Mexican’s day ended while running comfortably in the points in eighth when his brakes failed heading into Turn 3, skidding across the gravel before a encountering head on collision with the wall. “It’s a big shame that we retired on the last lap of the race,” Perez said. “I’m feeling sad for the team because we really deserved some points. Yesterday and today we have been reallyRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Coming off of its most successful year in Formula One to date, Force India, the little team that could is set to make a name change and become Aston Martin Racing from 2016 onward. Their Mercedes engine contract and strong finish of fifth in the Constructor’s championship has caught the eye of Aston Martin who is keen to be back racing in the public eye and is conveniently set to begin using Mercedes engine’s in its road cars in the near future. It will be theRead More
In front of a packed and hugely atmospheric Autodrómo Hermanos Rodríguez, Nico Rosberg took a controlled fourth victory of the season ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton to become the first winner of the Mexican Grand Prix since Nigel Mansell in 1992. Valtteri Bottas was third for Williams ahead of the Red Bulls of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo. The German held his lead at the start of the race and over his first stint build up a solid gap to Hamilton. Eventually the Mercedes drivers’ advantage was so great thatRead More