This budget-conscious little team were fourth fastest in 2016, and an all-new Mercedes power unit has given them bullish ambitions
WHAT’S NEW ? The obvious new acquisition for 2017 is raw, but highly rated, Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon. Otherwise it’s just new sponsorship decals from sunglasses brand Foresight & Vision. Force India are poised to attack this season with the same core squad that scalped Williams to take fourth in the constructors’ championship last year.
F1 RA CING’S VERDICT Replicating their 2016 form is the best they can hope for, unless they win their other battle for a fairer share of F1’s commercial revenues.
TEAM DETAILS Name Sahara Force India F1 Team Address Dadford Road, Silverstone, NN12 8TJ Chassis VJM10 Engine Mercedes-Benz M08 EQ Power+ Website forceindiaf1.com Twitter @ForceIndiaF1
KEY PERSONNEL Team principal Vijay Mallya Deputy team principal Robert Fernley Chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer Technical director Andrew Green Sporting director Andy Stevenson
TEAM HISTORY Founded 2007 First GP Australia 2008 Races started 171 Wins 0 Poles 1 Fastest laps 4 Points 800 Drivers’ titles 0 Constructors’ titles 0