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Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:36 pm

According to Reuters, the new car will be launched at the second test in Jerez .. so that's 10th Feb.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE7050PA20110106

the report also says drivers are still unconfirmed

Force India have yet to name their 2011 driver line-up and gave no details about their plans.

However, experienced German Adrian Sutil is widely expected to be retained and Briton Paul di Resta tipped to graduate from the reserve role to a full race seat.

Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi remains under contract, however, and is also expecting to race.

German Nico Hulkenberg, replaced at Williams by well-funded Venezuelan rookie Pastor Maldonado despite taking pole position in Brazil last year, is also in the frame to join as reserve driver.

"Force India is our best shot, but it is also no secret that quite a few drivers are trying to land a seat there. We are talking to them and let's wait and see what develops," Hulkenberg told the official formula1.com website last month.
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Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:37 pm

Damn it ... I was literally just about to create my first ever car thread with exactly this information ... I guess I spent too much time searching the forum to see if I was going to duplicate a thread!!!
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Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:42 pm

I had a search around too, couldn't believe no one had created it already.
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Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:53 pm

FI have been remarkably quiet over the off season : I guess the drama followed Mike Gascoyne to Team Lotus ;)
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Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:34 pm

As I understand it, they're taking the 2010 car because they can't get the 2011 car finished in time. There's no clever plan just balls to wall scrambling to get a car out. Not that that is significantly any different to the rest of the teams, other than that most of them will make the first test...
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Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:22 pm

A lot of teams missed the first test sessions in 2010.

Looking at last years thread, the only teams at the first test were:

- Ferrari
- McLaren
- BMW Sauber
- Renault R30
- Williams
- Toro Rosso
- Mercedes GP

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7911&start=30

That thread was too big, we should have one per session this time.
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Post Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:06 am

force india vjm04 "ferrari"??? :?:
by the way they are going to announce the driver line up on 26th jan, today, with sutil and di resta as the most likely shots
auto saibot
 
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Post Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:44 am

auto saibot wrote:force india vjm04 "ferrari"??? :?:


Ferrari? :o Isn't it supposed to be Mercedes. When do they changed their engine supplier? :mrgreen:
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Post Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:45 am

auto saibot wrote:force india vjm04 "ferrari"??? :?:
by the way they are going to announce the driver line up on 26th jan, today, with sutil and di resta as the most likely shots


Considering Di Resta is in the billing for a seat, I'd say no. Di Resta is a Mercedes man

EDIT: Apologies!! I thought you were insinuating that they would switch to Ferrari power. I didn't pick out the thread title mistake :oops:
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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:25 pm

Force India VJM04 launching date published

The Force India will launch its new challenger online in 2011, with the VJM04 due to be revealed at 2pm (GMT) on Tuesday February 8. The Silverstone-based team has made the same choice as challenger Team Lotus, with both team’s deciding a launch over the internet was the best route to take this year.

In addition to the shows of its new car, two changes have been made to the driver line-up at Force India this year. Paul di Resta will join Adrian Sutil on the grid when making his debut at the season-opener in Bahrain, while ex-Williams man Nico Hülkenberg takes on Friday practice duties at the team.Adrian and di Resta will get their hands on the new VJM04 at the upcoming Jerez test.

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Post Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:20 pm

I'm really curious to see what they do. They usually do something unusual. Not like the ol super auguri where they took no risks. Remember last year's sidepods?
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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Force India is the last team, excluding HRT,to launch their 2011 contender.I'm keeping my fingers crossed,Will it be a radical design or will be conservative one like virgin.
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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:35 pm

the virgin is soooo boring after all the crazy stuff we've seen from williams, and renault and mclaren this year. It doesn't have any interesting shapes.
btw, i've lost track, which team used to be Minardi at this point?
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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:05 pm

I am not getting my hopes up, after reading this comment from ScarbsF1:

"Force India Launch tomorrow, We've already seen the complex roll structure & I'm told the car is an evolution, no weird exhausts or sidepods"

The complex roll structure...... does he mean something like the Lotus and the W01 had last year?
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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:16 pm

perer wrote:I am not getting my hopes up, after reading this comment from ScarbsF1:

"Force India Launch tomorrow, We've already seen the complex roll structure & I'm told the car is an evolution, no weird exhausts or sidepods"

The complex roll structure...... does he mean something like the Lotus and the W01 had last year?

Where is this pic of this complex roll structure?
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