Force India VJM09 Mercedes

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matt21
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Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post 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: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =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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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:03 pm

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

Post Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:30 am

New RW EndPlate
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post 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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Godius
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post 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

Post Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:21 pm

podium contender pictured:
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post 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

Post Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:18 am

Just refinements. The car was pretty fast at the end of last year.
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post 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

Post 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

Post Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:39 pm

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

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Favorite Driver: Nico Hülkenberg

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post 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

Post 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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mitsmania
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:54 am

Here are few updates spotted by albrodpulf1

https://albrodpulf1.wordpress.com/2016/ ... s-tecnico/

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:51 pm

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