This bud­get-con­scious lit­tle team were fourth fastest in 2016, and an all-new Mercedes power unit has given them bullish am­bi­tions

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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 for­cein­ 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

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