the 2011 VJM/04 car has begun arround when Mark Smith, Marianne Hinson and Lewis Butler who left for Lotus. Mark Smith is currently frozen out on "Gardening Leave" at current. Ian Hall has been working on the 2011 car for about the past 4 to 5 months, but will ideally have started the 2011 car arround Febuary or March in a rough form.mach11 wrote:hmmm looking at that crash... i guess it would have caused serious damage to their 2011 program...
that reminds me... have they started working on their 2011 challenger????
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But the rumor that ex-Renault and Mclaren employee Bob Bell has been lined up with a move to Force India as Technichal Director as the only high profile technichal guy that is avalable at current.
Altho, if i were Force India, id try my damndest to get Bob Bell and Jorg Zander as he is currently unnatached as well.
It wont have done much damage, as they could have the spare parts for the car avalable, or could use a previous spec for a race if needed.
I can see next years car being a car that is revised from the 2009 and 2010 specs, it has also been said that Force India lack the funds for Mercedes or McLaren/Zytek KERS systems for 2011, but im half expecting Liuzzi to be dropped for either Paul Di Resta or a second German driver in 2011 to get free KERS from Mercedes as i am thinking that Mercedes are looking at Di Resta as the replacement for Schumacher in 2012 if the 2011 Mercedes is a flop, and a race ready Di Resta may be just the thing that Rosberg needs to have beside him.