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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
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 Force India has traded in its traditional silver and black livery for a vivid matte pink, courtesy of the team’s new sponsor Best Water Technology. BWT as they are known, are a water treatment and technology firm based in upper Austria. The company is one of Europe’s major players in the water market. Their pink colors and giant blue logo now feature proudly on the sidepods of the VJM10 in a decidedly retro style. The drivers, Sergio Perez and newcomer Esteban Ocon will also feature pinkRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Force India became the fourth team to showcase their 2017 car, revealing the VJM10 during an online presentation at Silverstone. The silver and black liver has a hint of orange streaking from the nose down to the back of the side pods, with similar features to recently revealed challengers Williams, Sauber and Renault. The most notable difference comes with the front wing, which features a slit ‘thumb-nose.’ The backend of the VJM10 also sees an extended shark fin. The car was unveiled by Sergio Perez andRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Force India officially confirmed that it will reveal their car for the 2017 Formula 1 season at Silverstone on February 22. The team enjoyed its best season to date with a fourth-place finish in the Constructors’ Championship, led by a pair of podiums from Sergio Perez and a best finish of fourth by Nico Hulkenberg  – both of whom finished among the top 10 in the driver’ standings. Hulkenberg has since moved on to Renault and Esteban Ocon will now drive the upcoming VJM10 alongside PerezRead 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 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
After months of speculation on where he may land, it was announced Tuesday that Nico Hulkenberg signed a two-year contract extension and will stay on at Sahara Force India for 2016 and 2017 Formula 1 seasons. The German driver has made a home at the Silverstone-based squad, racing for them for much of his Formula 1 career. Originally a test driver for Force India, Hulkenberg raced with the team in 2012 before departing for Sauber for whom he raced one season for prior to returning. Hulkenberg’s name was linked toRead More
With many rumors swirling around the driver market, Force India is hoping to keep its current lineup of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg next year. Much of the driver market has been silent since Ferrari confirmed it will keep Kimi Raikkonen one more season, but the newly formed Haas F1 outfit is looking for experience to put in the cockpit as it begins its first season in 2016. Hulkenberg has been rumored to be on the team’s list of candidates, but Perez fits the bill just the same. Team bossRead More