Force India

Force India

Coordinates: 52°04′33″N 1°01′46″W / 52.07583°N 1.02944°W / 52.07583; -1.02944

Force India-Mercedes
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
COO Otmar Szafnauer
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
Engine Mercedes-Benz
Tyres Pirelli
Formula One World Championship career
Debut 2008 Australian Grand Prix
Latest race 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races competed 93
Race victories 0
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 2
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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