Coordinates: 52°04′33″N 1°01′46″W / 52.07583°N 1.02944°W / 52.07583; -1.02944
|Full name||Sahara Force India Formula One Team (2012–)
Force India Formula One Team (2008–2011)
|Base||Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom|
|Team principal(s)||Vijay Mallya|
|Technical director||Andrew Green|
|Previous name||Spyker F1 Team|
|2013 Formula One season|
|Race drivers||14. Paul di Resta
15. Adrian Sutil
|Test drivers||James Rossiter|
|Chassis||Force India VJM06|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Debut||2008 Australian Grand Prix|
|Latest race||2012 Brazilian Grand Prix|
|2012 position||7th (109 pts)|
Sahara Force India Formula One Team, the trading name of Force India Formula One Team Limited, is a Formula One racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom which currently holds an Indian licence. The team was formed in October 2007 when a consortium led by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and Michiel Mol bought the Spyker F1 team for € 90 million. Force India F1 represents increased Indian participation within Formula One, with Greater Noida having hosted the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011. The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile confirmed the change in name from Spyker to Force India on 24 October 2007.
After going through 29 races without scoring points, Force India won their first Formula One world championship points and podium place when Giancarlo Fisichella finished second in the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, Force India scored points again in the following race when Adrian Sutil finished fourth, and set the team's first fastest lap, at the Italian Grand Prix.
In October 2011, Indian company Sahara India Pariwar, purchased 42.5% of Force India F1's shares at $US 100 million.
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