skoop wrote:maybe they wanted to get the indian flag back on it? it seems kinda off that they didn't think about that earlier
Yeah there were many comments on people 'missing the green'. The livery looks more finished now, to be honest.
Still hoping to see this team doing well on the 2015 grid. There's something about this team that gives it some sort
of 'underdog' position. It's great for them to have been 'batteling' with Mclaren last season. That must lift some spirits
up and give a sense of pride. I hope they're able to survive, instead of transforming into Renault F1 [according to rumours].
That said, with the upcoming 'big' F1 regulation change turning cars from 180cm wide to 200 cm wide and lower rear wings,
wider rear tires, more HP, 18 inch or 20 inch wheels [ or both, 18" front, 20" rear ], new tire supplier.....perhaps as early as 2016, but certainly no later than 2017,
gives me some thought of concern for these teams whether they are able to cope with the infinite heavy changes being thrown at F1 and thus at them with the paired costs.
Let's face it, Force India clearly is having money problems. They don't have deep pockets and obviously are in a difficult situation. Same goes for Lotus as it seems, and most definately Sauber.
But offcouse, these changes will bring huge development and research costs. The price tag on engines have skyrocketed recently, and i can't help but assume upping them to even higher HP will make them even more expensive. Add to that already costly tires, which will change to even lower profile will make them even more expensive. Add to that the change in handling and aero by widening the cars, and lowering the rear wing, is all food for huge changes in the current F1 format which, offcourse will have a need for money to cope with it; something above mentioned teams DO NOT have or can't afford.
Could this be the final year for Force India because of that?