Force India can be delighted with their progress in 2011
EDDIE JORDAN'S 2012 VIEW
"Force India had a very strong finish to the season which saw them end up as the fastest of the midfield.
"This season, the team have gone for a young and inexperienced line-up with Nico Hulkenberg promoted from reserve driver, to replace Adrian Sutil, alongside Paul di Resta who was impressive as a rookie last year.
"Di Resta and Hulkenberg will push themselves to the limit to beat each other, but I just hope they don't think too much about themselves and remember their obligation is to the team first.
"They've benefitted from the partnership with Mercedes, who supply their engines and McLaren who supply their gearbox and hydraulics."
MEET THE BOSS - OTMAR SZAFNAUER
What is F1's biggest challenge?
Continuing to grow the fan base through exciting races and great entertainment.
FORCE INDIA FACTS AND STATS
Nationality: Indian and British
Headquarters: Silverstone (UK)
Debut season: 2008
Test/reserve driver: Jules Bianchi and Gary Paffett
Team owner: Vijay Mallya
Chief operating officer: Otmar Szafnauer
Technical director: Andrew Green
Engine: Mercedes-Benz V8
2011 position: 6th
Constructors' titles: 0
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.
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.
Team Force India-Mercedes 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK