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Force India

Force India owner and team boss Vijay Mallya
Force India hopes to build on the promise of the 2009 season

Team Force India-Mercedes 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 2 2
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 6 8
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 10 18
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 0 18
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 6 24
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 6 30
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 2 32
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 3 35
European GP 27 Jun 2010 8 43
British GP 11 Jul 2010 4 47
German GP 25 Jul 2010 0 47
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 0 47
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 11 58
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 0 58
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 2 60
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 0 60
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 8 68
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 0 68
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 0 68

"Force India made huge strides in terms of reliability this season and off the track have got their technical, financial and commercial footing under control.

Nationality: Indian and British
Headquarters: Silverstone (UK)
Debut season: 2008
Test/reserve driver: Paul di Resta
Team owner: Vijay Mallya
Chief operating officer: Otmar Szafnauer
Technical director: Mark Smith
Engine: Mercedes-Benz V8
2009 position: 9th
Constructors' titles: 0

"Who would have said a couple of years ago that they would be regularly scoring points and be fighting Williams for position in the championship?

"I am sad to see design director Mark Smith leaving to join Lotus as he brought a clever, reliable package together.

"The team should hang on to drivers Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi and start looking even further forwards."


What is F1's biggest challenge?

Continuing to grow the fan base through exciting races and great entertainment.

Does F1 need road-car manufacturers?

Yes, because variety is good for any sport. You need larger and smaller teams to keep the interest high.

Will having more teams on the grid make F1 more competitive?

Yes, because there is more of an element of competition in all areas, not just on track.

Will non-refuelling change Formula 1 for the better or worse?

We will know soon enough, but it will make it different, which is always positive.

The best piece of advice I've ever given a driver is…

It is a long race - you can't win it in Turn One.

The best piece of advice I've received is…

Fully investigate a situation before making a judgment.

What kind of team boss are you - hairdryer treatment or arm around the shoulder?

Arm round the shoulder.

Wheeler-dealer or techie?


What was your first paid job?

Worked as a paper boy.

What time do you set your alarm clock for?

0700 most days.

Map showing Force India's UK base

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

see also
Force India's F1 history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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