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A profile of the Force India Formula 1 team

Force India owner and team boss Vijay Mallya  and the 2011 car
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?

Hybrid.

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

Team Force India-Mercedes 2011 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 27 Mar 2011 3 3
Malaysian GP 10 Apr 2011 1 4
Chinese GP 17 Apr 2011 0 4
Turkish GP 8 May 2011 0 4
Spanish GP 22 May 2011 0 4
Monaco GP 29 May 2011 6 10
Canadian Grand Prix 12 Jun 2011 0 10
European GP 26 Jun 2011 2 12
British GP 10 Jul 2011 0 12
German GP 24 Jul 2011 8 20
Hungarian GP 31 Jul 2011 6 26
Belgian GP 28 Aug 2011 6 32
Italian GP 11 Sep 2011 4 36
Singapore GP 25 Sep 2011 12 48
Japanese GP 9 Oct 2011 0 48
Korean Grand Prix 16 Oct 2011 1 49
Indian Grand Prix 30 Oct 2011 2 51
Abu Dhabi GP 13 Nov 2011 6 57
Brazilian GP 27 Nov 2011 12 69


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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Jul 2014 15:14 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 393
2 Red Bull 219
3 Ferrari 142
4 Williams 135
5 Force India 98
6 McLaren 97
7 Toro Rosso 17
8 Lotus 8
9 Marussia 2
10 Sauber 0

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


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