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Force India

Constructor NameIndia Force India-Mercedes
Long NameSahara Force India F1 Team
BaseSilverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
PrincipalVijay Mallya
Website 
2011 Drivers14. DE Adrian Sutil
15. GB Paul di Resta
2011 Test DriversDE Nico Hülkenberg
2011 ChassisForce India VJM04
2011 EngineMercedes-Benz
2011 TyresPirelli
Debut2008 Australian Grand Prix|
Final |
Races70
Cons Champ0
Drivers Champ0
Wins0
Podiums1
Poles1
Fastest Laps1
Last Season2010
Last Position7th (68 points)

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Sahara Force India Formula One Team is the trading name of Force India Formula One Team Limited, a Silverstone, England based Formula One motor racing team 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 set to host 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. The team's current drivers are Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta, with Nico Hülkenberg as the reserve.

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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