Sahara Force India F1 Team 2015

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Sahara Force India F1 Team 2015

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Team: Sahara Force India Formula One Team
Base: Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Team principal: Vijay Mallya (CEO), Bob Fernley, Otmar Szafnauer (COO)
Technical director(s): Andrew Green
Website: http://www.forceindiaf1.com

Race drivers: 11 Image Sergio Pérez & 27. Image Nico Hulkenberg

Test drivers : TBA

Chassis: VJM008
Engine: Mercedes V6 Turbo

2014 position: 6th (155 pts)

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Re: [Sahara] Force India - Mercedes ● F1 Team 2015

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Do they have new sponsorship deal with Mexican company America Movil? Change in livery, launch in Mexico City; Seems to be a big one to me.

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Yes it seems they are changing the livery and will be the first team to unveil the car..
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Well, im glad to hear they will change livery. I quite like their 2014 livery from the photoshoot, but on track it's not that pretty. Personally id like to see much more green, and less white.

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Agreed the white on this livery almost seems irrelevant.. But I think the new livery might be completely different..
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I hope they don't opt White n Blue ; something in Black n Green or White n Red will look nice.

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So the release of the VJM09 has been delayed till 19feb
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Here is the source for the post above me:

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 16766.html
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Livery will still be showcased on the 2014 vehicle this year though.
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sneak preview of the 2015 car's nose! couldn't find a thread for car so feel free to move this mods!

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B74SnSrCUAAUPho.jpg
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Force India will miss the Jerez test
https://twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1/status ... 9101924352

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mikeerfol wrote:Force India will miss the Jerez test

https://twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1/status ... 9101924352
Along with rumours that they are in very serious financial peril.

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To be expected, they are waiting for shareholder funding which has been promised but recently it's been 'emotional' as they say.

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http://www.worldcarfans.com/11501288798 ... -insolvent

F1 insider claims Force India 'insolvent'

The latest team in serious peril is Force India, according to an insider.

The Silverstone based team announced on Wednesday that it is sitting out the first test of the 2015 pre-season at Jerez.

The reasons for the decision have not been well explained, but technical boss Andrew Green has said it was a "conscious decision" to trade the test for more "development time".

But insider Ralf Bach, who writes for Sport Bild and TZ Munchen, writes on his blog f1-insider.com that the very future of the team is "far from certain".

The off-track troubles of Vijay Mallya are well known, and Force India's co-owner Subrata Roy is even in jail.

Bach reports that at the F1 strategy group meeting in London on Tuesday, it emerged that Force India is "facing financial collapse" and is currently insolvent.

The situation means the 2015 car is delayed "because important parts suppliers have not been paid".

Bach added: "If no money flows in the next four weeks, it is said even the opening two races in Australia and Malaysia are endangered.

"The team is for sale," he claimed, "and Renault is interested as it wants to cut the cord to Red Bull and once again have a bigger presence in formula one."

Meanwhile, Bach also claimed that Pastor Maldonado's place at Lotus is in doubt, as his and the Enstone team's major Venezuelan backer, the state-owned PDVSA, is in crisis over the dramatic fall in oil prices.

He wrote: "Bernie Ecclestone is apparently looking for a buyer for Lotus, because he wants to get rid of the uncomfortable Gerard Lopez.

"He has been trying for some time but so far has found no one."
wow, if this is true, then my gawd there's some stuff going on :wtf:
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