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Otmar Szafnauer (USA) Racing Point Force India F1 Team Principal and CEO. Italian Grand Prix, Saturday 1st September 2018. Monza Italy.
Principal: Otmar Szafnauer

Name Force India
Country India India
Season Entries 11
Total Drivers 7
First Race 2008 Australian F1 GP
Last Race 2018 Hungarian F1 GP
First Pole 2009 Belgian F1 GP
Last Pole 2009 Belgian F1 GP
Best Result 2nd - 2009 Belgian F1 GP
First Podium 2009 Belgian F1 GP
Last Podium 2018 Azerbijan F1 GP

Engines used by Force India: Ferrari (2008),
Mercedes (2009-2018)

Year Budget 2018: € 110 million
Amount of Staff: 400 people

Force India F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 203
Grand Prix Starts 203
Total Points 1046
Avg. Points per GP 5,15
Grand Prix Wins 0
Pole Positions 1 (0,5%)
GP Podiums 6 (3,0%)
GP Fastest Laps 5 (2,5%)
GP Retirements 83
GP DNF's 70
Total GP Laps 21113

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Drivers

 

Force India F1 drivers


Sergio-Perez-2018

27. Sergio Pérez

Sergio Pérez F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 266
Grand Prix Starts 264
Total Points 1593.00
Avg. Points per GP 5.99
Grand Prix Wins 6 (2,3%)
Wins from pole 1 (0,4%)
Pole Positions 3 (1,1%)
Front Row Starts 12 (4,5%)
Avg. GP Grid 9.9
GP Podiums 39 (14,7%)
GP Fastest Laps 11 (4,1%)
GP Points Finish 178 (66,9%)
Avg. GP Position 7.9
GP Retirements 34 (12,8%)
GP DNF's 25 (9,4%)
Total GP Laps 14.622

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Helmet of Sergio Pérez

Esteban-Ocon-2018

 

11. Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 140
Grand Prix Starts 140
Total Points 423.00
Avg. Points per GP 3.02
Grand Prix Wins 1 (0,7%)
Pole Positions 0
Avg. GP Grid 11.4
GP Podiums 3 (2,1%)
GP Fastest Laps 0
GP Points Finish 82 (58,6%)
Avg. GP Position 9.6
GP Retirements 23 (16,4%)
GP DNF's 21 (15,0%)
Total GP Laps 7.440

HD pictures 2013 Launch Force India VJM06 F1 car
Helmet of Esteban Ocon

Achievements Force India F1 drivers

Driver GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL PTS
Germany Adrian Sutil 92 0 0 0 0 0 4413 1 123
Mexico Sergio Pérez 90 0 0 5 5 0 5164 2 368
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 79 0 0 0 0 0 4054 2 289
United Kingdom Paul di Resta 58 0 0 0 0 0 3224 0 121
France Esteban Ocon 32 0 0 0 0 0 1729 0 116
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 30 0 1 0 1 1 1435 0 8
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 24 0 0 0 0 0 1094 0 21

Cars

 

Force India F1 cars


Management

 

Force India F1 Team Key Members


History

 

Force India History


Giancarlo Fisichella leading after Force India's first and only pole position in Belgium (2009)

Giancarlo Fisichella leading after Force India's first and only pole position in Belgium (2009)

Vijay Mallya’s team are much improved since their debut in 2008, and they have become one of the most popular teams on the grid.

So far their progress has been gradual, but they will be one of the teams to watch when the new rules and regulations come in for 2014 and beyond.

The team has a complicated history, as it went through several different guises from Jordan to Spyker to Midland before finally settling on Force India in 2008.

Scepticism, and recent history, led many to believe that they wouldn't last long, but then people really took notice in the 2009 Belgium GP.

Despite being the slowest car on the grid throughout the 2009 season, the conditions at Spa Francorchamps suited the car, and Giancarlo Fisichella remarkably landed the team’s first ever pole position.

Paul di Resta on back straight with his Force India VJM05.

Paul di Resta on back straight with his Force India VJM05.

The experienced Italian driver managed to finish second and take the team’s first podium as he finished behind Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari, in the race.

From there, the team have become consistent point scorers and have put faith in young drivers. Scotland’s Paul di Resta was widely tipped to become a future world champion, while Nico Hulkenberg has also driven for the team.

Nico Hulkenberg was brought back in 2014, along with Sergio Pérez in what is one of the midfield's best driver partnerships. Together with the strong Mercedes power unit, the team produced some impressive results.

Strong links with both Ferrari and Mercedes stand the team in good stead for young drivers in the future, but whether they can break out and become a leading team over the next few years, only time will tell.

Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Friday 24th November 2017. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Sergio Pérez, Force India VJM10.
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

2016 was the most successful F1 season ever for Force India. The team started from the 10th place since 2008 and kept rising up to 4th place in the constructors championship and 2 podiums. A result that McLaren only can dream of these days.

The 2017 F1 season was for the Silverstone based team not better than the 2016 F1 season. Expectations were high with the talents of young driver Esteban Ocon, the experience of Sergio Pérez and the outstanding Mercedes power-unit.

The team did an amazing job by finishing 4th again in the 2017 constructors championship, but didn't score a podium. Perez was close with a 4th place finish in Spain, but Ferrari and Red Bull were to strong.

In 2018 the performance of the small team was again very good. Until the Grand Prix of Hungary they performed well and already had scored 59 points. During the race weekend in Budapest the team got into administration status and almost went bankrupt. 6 investors with one of them being the father of Lance Stroll bought the time from Vijay Mallya and the Dutch Mol family.

Because of an unknown reason the new owners could not get their hands on the official FIA documents to just keep racing and keep their points. The team had to subscribe to the championship as a new team, but was allowed to get the prize money that was won until Spa. The team lost all constructor championship points and had to start over from the Belgian GP. The name also changed from "Sahara Force India" into "Racing Point Force India".

Achievements

 

Force India F1 Achievements


Force India Finishing Positions

2nd1 Time
3rd5 Times
4th7 Times
5th17 Times
6th28 Times
7th42 Times
8th33 Times
9th34 Times
10th33 Times
11th27 Times
12th25 Times
13th19 Times
14th16 Times
15th15 Times
16th10 Times
17th10 Times
18th5 Times
19th5 Times
20th2 Times
21st1 Time
DNF70 Times
DNS1 Time

Force India F1 Championship Positions

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News

 

Latest Force India News



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Green: Fewer car updates planned for 2020

Jun.10 - Formula 1 teams will have only a limited car development program in 2020, according to Racing Point technical boss Andy Green. "We will have fewer updates than planned,"..

June 10, 2020 with 1 Comment

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Drivers query Monaco track change for 2019?

Some drivers believe the Monaco layout was tweaked without their knowledge ahead of the 2019 race. Officially, the circuit remained at precisely 3.337 kilometres from 2018 to..

May 30, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Force India now 'Racing Point' for 2019

The Force India name is now officially gone from F1. The name began to fade over the past few years, amid Vijay Mallya and Subrata Roy's legal troubles and the team's belief that..

February 6, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Britain approves Mallya extradition

Britain's home office has decided to send Indian fugitive and former Force India boss Vijay Mallya back to his native country. Former billionaire Mallya, who sold his Silverstone..

February 5, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Force India adding blue to 2019 livery

Force India could add the colour blue to its livery for 2019. Last week, the Silverstone based team - set to be officially renamed 'Racing Point' following the Lawrence Stroll..

January 28, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Teams reject Liberty 'joint launch' idea

F1 teams rejected Liberty Media's plans for a joint 2019 car launch event. Earlier, we reported that instead of letting every team reveal their new cars separately, F1 rights..

January 28, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Force India not confirming end of pink livery

Force India is not commenting on reports that it could drop its pink livery for 2019. SportsPro reports that the newly Lawrence Stroll-owned team has secured a $18 million deal..

January 23, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Racing point announces new technology partnership

The Racing Point F1 team (former Force India) has announced today that they are delighted with the signing of a new technological partnership with RNT Rausch Gmbh. RNT Raush is a..

January 22, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Green: Cars to take 'huge' performance hit in 2019

F1 car performance has taken a "huge" hit with the advent of the new technical regulations for 2019, according to a current technical director. In a bid to improve overtaking, the..

January 18, 2019 with 0 Comments

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Perez not worried about Lance Stroll as teammate

Sergio Pérez says he is not worried about becoming the number 2 driver at the team formerly known as Force India. The 28-year-old Mexican has been at the Silverstone based team..

January 14, 2019 with 0 Comments

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