Force India VJM09 Mercedes

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Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby matt21 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:21 am

This the official car topic about the 2016 Sahara Force India contender, the VJM09-Mercedesr. This thread will handle more stringent rules:

-Absolutely no livery talk in the car topic. Liveries are by nature topics assigned to the team thread, and should be discussed there. Posts about liveries in the car thread will be removed.

-Discussion about the car's hardware only. No discussion about the laptimes (should be discussed in the testing or race threads; test thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23795). No speculation or rumors towards future features of the car; no speculation about the competitive performance (car beats car B but car C, etc.). Such discussions will be removed as well.

-Discussion about the Power Unit should belong in its respective PU topic. How the car's chassis and bodywork is adapted to it remains in the car thread, but pure features of the PU don't go there. Since this is quite a grey area, we will not remove transgressions on that front, but will move them when appropiate.

That might sound strict and is infact so, but this is done to safeguard the topic quality. We will be very thorough about that this year! If you don't find anything worthwhile to post, please resist the urge and do not post. There is nothing wrong with that and is infact the better option when there's nothing new.



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I like the monkey seat endplates
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby Sushant008 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:03 pm

Looks like they have finally moved to a screen type steering wheel.
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby tez » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:30 am

New RW EndPlate
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby charly0418 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:21 pm

Perez sounds very excited about the new car:

"The car is performing well, we have improved the rear quite a bit, and mechanically we have more tools."

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/perez ... ia-675267/

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby Godius » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:09 pm

The 'new' steering wheel with large screen, they have not raced this version in the past 2 years:

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby FrukostScones » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:21 pm

podium contender pictured:
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RB13 is coming soon. Game Over!

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby NAPI10 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:44 pm

What changes FI has made in VJM09 vs VJM08? Can some one summarize?

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby PlatinumZealot » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:18 am

Just refinements. The car was pretty fast at the end of last year.
"I appreciate artistry, I appreciate technique, I appreciate strategy, tactics," TDG said. "When I look at him and watch him race, no matter who it is, I see how he breaks down his opponent."

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby rahulsampath » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:05 am

They have a tighter and engine cover with modified sidepods, completely redesigned rear suspension and new floor..

Apart from this they are working on a major aero upgrade that will come in Melbourne and Barcelona race.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby vas_04614 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:06 am

rahulsampath wrote:They have a tighter and engine cover with modified sidepods, completely redesigned rear suspension and new floor..

Apart from this they are working on a major aero upgrade that will come in Melbourne and Barcelona race.


As per AMuS, that new rear suspension is not yet there and will come in for next test.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby Nathanael F1 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:39 pm

Not sure how credible this analysis is, but anyway...

Favorite Team: Scuderia Ferrari
Favorite Driver: Nico Hülkenberg

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby raksf1 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:02 am

Smirnoff has committed $75 million as a sponsor to Force India

http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 134_1.html

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby mitsmania » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:52 am

Aero rake..

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New pit stop lights spotted. Seems FI will go with automated pit stops this season.

Pic Courtesy of Amus F1

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby mitsmania » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:54 am


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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Postby digitalrurouni » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:51 pm

I am sure I am not alone in saying this but it's a beautiful looking machine.




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