Force India VJM11 Speculation Thread

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Force India VJM11 Speculation Thread

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This is the speculation thread about the 2018 car. Rumors, articles, ideas and fantasies about the car can be posted here. Once the car gets officially launched, this thread will be closed and discussion continues in the official thread.

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OK, the picture from the Merc W09 thread shows rumored picture of W09 going a full 100 mm shorter. So I'll go out on a limb and predict the VJM11 will also be ~ 100 mm shorter due to shared powertrain.

I have to wonder if this reversion to the mean (length) is really a good idea for FI and Merc. They did pretty damn good last year, especially FI after adjusting for budget. Hope if Merc is really making a length reduction it's based on hard data rather than fear of being the outlier again.

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Sponsors want to change name in Force India in 2018


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I'm not sure how long the force india was last year but since it was one of the teams with a high rake setup it stands to reason it had a shorter wheelbase then Mercedes. Just because one team reduces by 100mm doesn't mean that another team with the same engine should also.

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Force India's wheelbase was 2nd longest at 3691mm according to AMuS.

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Interview with FI Technical Director on 2017 car-
https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... _director/

One interesting point - Mercedes dictates length of the car; FI has no control over it.

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NAPI10 wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:52 am
Interview with FI Technical Director on 2017 car-
https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... _director/

One interesting point - Mercedes dictates length of the car; FI has no control over it.
That's because they use a Mercedes gearbox.
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They can control the length of the front to some extent though, there is still some wiggle room in the front. In fact FI have some seasons had one of the shortest front ends on the grid.

The final iteration of the nose seems to have become more elegant. Is there any word on whether the method has paid dividends or have they been just polishing a pig they were stuck with after they homologated it?
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Was Force India's Front wishbone placed further forward than most teams last year?
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I will be disappointed if they continue with those bulky sidepods. :( :(

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I am not expecting major evolution of 2017 spec.FI will launch more or less 2017 spec with Halo. Focus will be on retaining 4th so play to your strength.FI strength is ‘Merc Engine’, ’Reliability’ & ‘Drivers who r fast n soft on tires’.

FI will aim for collecting maximum points in first 3 races when their main rivals (Mclr & Renault) experimenting with upgrades. After that, watch, learn & build thorough the season n bring home 4th.

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I'm interested to see if the bump they had on the front of the car will be gone this year. I think it was originally added for the suspension trick of last year that was ultimately banned

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charly0418 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:28 pm
I'm interested to see if the bump they had on the front of the car will be gone this year. I think it was originally added for the suspension trick of last year that was ultimately banned
So the bump was to make way for a suspension trick that was banned in pre season and they kept it for a whole year of development?