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Force India

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Force India

Formula One racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom which currently holds an Indian licence add

Category: Auto racing

Founded in 1991.

Countries: United Kingdom (21%), (21%), India (11%)

Main connections: Formula One, Sergio Perez, Giancarlo Fisichella

Linked to: Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, United Breweries Group, Airbus, EADS

 

Timeline


 

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1991

The team has its origins in the Jordan Grand Prix team, which entered Formula One racing in 1991 based at the Silverstone racing circuit add something


1994

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains - The company has supplied Sauber during the 1994 season, McLaren from 1995 to 2014, Force India since 2009, Brawn in 2009, the Mercedes factory team since 2010, Williams since 2014 and Lotus since 2015


2000

However, like many of the smaller teams in the 2000s, financial problems meant the team's performance dried up, and team owner Eddie Jordan sold the team to the Midland Group in 2005 add something


2006

Eddie Jordan - The team was sold again in 2006 to Dutch car manufacturer Spyker Cars to become Spyker F1 for , and sold once more to become Force India in


2007

Midland F1 Racing - In 2007, the team competed as Spyker F1, and in 2008 was sold to Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and was renamed Force India F1

 

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile confirmed the change in name from "Spyker" to "Force India" on 24 October 2007 add something

 

Shahrukh Khan - In December 2007, Khan was declared as the face of Force India, the Formula One racing team representing India in international motor race championships

 

Ralf Schumacher - Schumacher's final participation in Formula One came at a test held for the newly formed Force India team in December 2007


2008

Other sponsors for 2008 included ICICI Bank, Medion, Kanyan Capital, Reebok and Reliance Industries Limited add something

 

Mike Gascoyne - In 2008, Spyker became the Force India team after its sale to Vijay Mallya

 

Vijay Mallya - The team changed its name to Force India F1 from the 2008 Season

 

Giancarlo Fisichella - With Renault signing Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet, Jr. Fisichella was announced as the number one driver alongside Adrian Sutil for the Force India F1 team for the season on 10 January 2008

 

Colin Kolles - In November 2008, it was announced that Force India chairman Vijay Mallya was to take over the role of Team Principal for , leaving Kolles without a major role in the team

 

Mike Gascoyne - On 7 November 2008 it was announced that Gascoyne would no longer play any formal role at the team, with Force India owner Vijay Mallya taking full responsibility for running the team


2009

Force India retained the same drivers for the 2009 season add something

 

The VJM02 was powered by Mercedes-Benz engines from the 2009 season after signing a five-year deal on 10 November 2008 add something

 

The above sponsors, except ICICI Bank and Kanyan Capital, continue to sponsor the team in 2009 add something

 

Karun Chandhok - After the team's driver, Giancarlo Fisichella, moved from Force India to Ferrari during the 2009 season, Chandhok was briefly linked with the seat, with even long-time supporter Bernie Ecclestone supporting him

 

Giancarlo Fisichella - On 17 October, Force India announced they would keep Fisichella for the 2009 season

 

Giancarlo Fisichella - With the new Force India VJM02 powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine, Fisichella qualified 18th on the grid for the 2009 curtain-opener at Australia

 

Giancarlo Fisichella - On 29 August 2009, making the most of some very effective technical upgrades from Force India, Fisichella recorded the team's first pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix

 

On 3 September 2009, Force India announced that they were releasing Fisichella from his contract to allow him to race for Ferrari for the remainder of the season add something

 

Felipe Massa - After two races in which Badoer failed to score a single point, on 3 September 2009 Ferrari announced that Massa's place for the rest of the season would instead be taken by Giancarlo Fisichella who had signed a deal to be a Ferrari test driver for 2010 and had driven for Force India throughout the 2009 season

 

Giancarlo Fisichella - On 3 September 2009, an official press statement confirmed Fisichella would be released from Force India to drive for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, his home race

 

The team announced on 27 November 2009, that it was to keep Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi for the 2010 season add something


2010

The 2010 season began with points in Bahrain, with Liuzzi finishing in ninth position add something

 

Neel Jani - In early 2010 he tested for Force India and was rumoured to be involved with the team in 2010

 

On 9 February 2010, Force India unveiled their new car, the VJM03, which was to be used in the 2010 season add something

 

Karun Chandhok - Chandhok said in Autosport, on 11 June 2010, that he was targeting a move to Force India for


2011

Force India F1 represents increased Indian participation within Formula One, with Greater Noida having hosted the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011 add something

 

On 26 January 2011, the team announced that reserve driver Paul di Resta would be promoted to a race seat for the season, to partner Adrian Sutil add something

 

The team launched their new car, the VJM04 on 8 February 2011 via an online launch add something

 

Max Chilton - In November 2011 Chilton drove for the Force India team in the Young Driver test at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit


2012

Aethra, a leading Brazilian auto parts manufacturer joined the team as an official partner in 2012 add something

 

For their 2012 line-up, the team retained Paul di Resta and replaced Adrian Sutil with their 2011 reserve driver, Nico Hülkenberg add something

 

James Rossiter - Mid way through the 2012 Formula One season he was signed by Force India as a test and simulator driver, and he drove the VJM06 at the first pre-season test in Jerez in 2013

 

Esteban Gutierrez - On 23 November 2012, it was announced that Gutiérrez would remain with Sauber, but was to be promoted to the race team alongside Nico Hülkenberg, who would be joining the team from Force India


2013

The 2013 line-up featured Paul di Resta for the third successive year add something

 

Medion - In 2013 Sutil returned to Sahara Force India, and Medion returned as a sponsor

 

James Calado - Partway through the 2013 season, Formula One team Force India selected him for the Young Driver's test in July, held at Silverstone

 

The team's new car, the VJM06 was launched on 1 February 2013 at the team's base near the Silverstone Circuit add something

 

James Calado - As a result of this, and his good GP2 form, Force India announced that they had selected Calado as their third driver for the Italian Grand Prix on 2 September 2013, and that he would run in the first practice session

 

Sergio Perez - On 12 December 2013, Perez had confirmed his drive for Force India in 2014

 

Sergio Perez - On 12 December 2013,Force India confirm Sergio Perez will join Nico Hulkenberg in their driver line-up for 2014


2014

At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Pérez put Force India on the podium with a third place finish, its first time on the podium since Spa 2009 add something

 

Force India will support Hilmer Motorsport series GP3 in 2014 add something

 

Nico Hülkenberg returned to the team for 2014, while Paul di Resta was replaced by Sergio Pérez add something

 

Jolyon Palmer - Driving for the Force India team, he acquitted himself well and ended the day in fourth place, just 0,004s behind 2014 championship runner-up Nico Rosberg, despite technical gremlins interrupting his running

 

Daniel Juncadella - On 24 January 2014, Juncadella joined Sahara Force India as a reserve driver

 

Univa announced a partnership with the team in June 2014 add something

 

Nico Hulkenberg - In October 2014, Force India confirmed they had re-signed Hülkenberg for 2015

 

On 7 November 2014, before the Brazilian Grand Prix, Force India announced that Sergio Pérez will remain with the team for the 2015 season add something

 

Sergio Perez - On 7 November 2014, before the Brazilian Grand Prix, Force India announced that Pérez will remain with the team for the 2015 season


2015

Force India announced a partnership with Japanese company NEC Corporation for the 2015 season add something

 

NEC - NEC signed a new deal to sponsor the Sahara Force India F1 team for the 2015 Season onwards

 

Quaker State - Quaker State is currently sponsoring the Force India Formula One team for 2015 and Allen "Quaker" Ellis for the 2016 Taekwondo US National Olympic Team

 

Sergio Perez - The 2015 season started with a 10th place for Force India in Australia, and this was followed by a 13th in Malaysia, an 11th in China and an 8th in Bahrain

 

Formula One - In September 2015, Force India and Sauber officially lodged a complaint with the European Union against Formula One questioning the governance and stating that the system of dividing revenues and determining the rules is unfair and unlawful


2016

Sergio Perez - After the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix, Pérez confirmed he has committed to Force India for the 2017 Formula One season

 

Esteban Ocon - On 10 November 2016, Force India announced that they had signed Ocon for the 2017 Formula One season as part of his multi-year contract with Mercedes


2017

Starting 2017, the team signed whisky brand Johnnie Walker on a multi-year deal add something

 

Daimler-Benz - Daimler owns Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains which, as of 2017, supplied engines to Force India and Williams, in addition to Mercedes AMG Petronas

 

On 14 March 2017, Force India announced a new sponsorship deal with BWT AG, which saw their car receive a new pink livery from the season add something


2018

For the 2018 season the team retained the 2017 line up of Sergio Pérez and Esteban Ocon add something

 

Eddie Jordan - After bankruptcy proceedings in 2018, Force India was sold to and became Racing Point F1 Team

 

Sergio Perez - He remained with Force India after they went into administration in the latter half of 2018, and their reformation as Racing Point F1 in 2019

 

Vijay Mallya - In the middle of the 2018 F1 season, Sahara Force India went into administration due to financial trouble

 

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains - The company has supplied Sauber during the season, McLaren from to , Force India from to 2018, Brawn in , the Mercedes factory team since , Williams since , Lotus in , Manor Racing in and Racing Point since 2018

 

In July 2018, ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the team announced that they had been put into administration by the High Court in London add something

 

Vijay Mallya - In August 2018, the team was renamed Racing Point Force India after a takeover of the team by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll

 

On 7 August 2018, Lawrence Stroll took the company out of administration, saving 405 jobs add something

 

On 7 August 2018, it was announced Lawrence Stroll, the father of current Williams driver Lance Stroll had purchased Sahara Force India, bringing the team out of administration add something