Will Ferrari supplying Force India F1 Team for 2017 season onwards?

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Will Ferrari supplying Force India F1 Team for 2017 season onwards?

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Ferrari teams are down to 3 (Ferrari, Haas and Sauber) for 2017 season because Scuderia Toro Rosso recently announced Renault switch for 2017 season. Force India are getting worst start for 2016 season with Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP power units. Force India should use Ferrari power units for 2017 onwards to make Force India more competitive. I think Force India still a vacancy for 4th Ferrari customer slot for 2017 because F1 power unit's customer capacity are 4 PUs. Force India VJM01 was the last-ever Force India F1 car to use Ferrari engines in 2008 season.

Do you think Force India suitable to use Ferrari power units for 2017 onwards?

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Re: Will Ferrari supplying Force India F1 Team for 2017 season onwards?

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Well, the Mercedes is better and cheaper, so I'm not seeing it.
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Re: Will Ferrari supplying Force India F1 Team for 2017 season onwards?

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I doubt this will happen.

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No, unless they are giving them away for nothing. The whole paddock wants Merc power. Haas has Ferrari power because they get the car with it and Sauber had them because they were trading them for windtunnel time. RedBull and Toto Rosso are stuck with Renault/Ferrari because Mercedes doesn't want to supply another "works" team.

The team's strength at the moment is the Mercedes power/contract.

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I can only see that happen if Force India will transform into Alfa Romeo, which i really dont want to see happen, as i really really really like Force India the team,
i have lots of respect for the guys over there, and i have no intel nor is it any of my business what Vijay is legally involved in at this point, but Mallya is imho one
of the last 'real' F1 playboys. Big money, big spending, sexy women, glitter and glamour, the guy partied like it's hot, meanwhile under Bob Fernley the team fared
pretty well. I'm pleasantly surprised theyre still very much around and doing very much well, there has been a minor 'fallback' after Fisichella's achievement @ Spa,
but they're still doing amazingly well, so i would hate it if the FI team gets under corporate takeover from FIAT into Alfa Romeo.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.