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Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Formula 1′s four smallest teams have worked together to write a letter complaining about the state of the sport, and their plight within it, to the powers that be at the highest level. Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the […]

Mallya: A long time coming, but it’s very satisfying to see Force India back on the podium

Mallya: A long time coming, but it’s very satisfying to see Force India back on the podium

Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors’ championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team’s history. The McLaren reject’s third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall. […]

Perez: This is only my third race for the team and it was a really, really good one

Perez: This is only my third race for the team and it was a really, really good one

The last time Sergio Perez stood on the podium was at the 2012 Italian Grand Prix, since then his career took a nose-dive and included a brief tenure at McLaren last year from which he was unfairly ousted, but on a bright night in Bahrain the Mexican reversed his fortunes, with an impressive drive, and […]

Force India: One of the greatest days in the history of our team

Force India: One of the greatest days in the history of our team

Sahara Force India’s returned to the podium this evening as Sergio Perez scored a brilliant third place in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg was close behind in fifth place bringing the team’s points total to 44 and moving the team up to second place in the constructors’ championship. P3. Sergio Perez – VJM07-02: “This […]

Force India: Tomorrow is the most important day

Force India: Tomorrow is the most important day

Qualifying for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix saw Sergio Perez qualify in fifth place with teammate Nico Hulkenberg setting the 12th fastest time; P5. Sergio Perez – VJM07-02: “It was definitely a great Qualifying session and the team did a fantastic job to give me such a competitive car. After the problems we had in the […]

Force India: we are in reasonably good shape going into the weekend

Force India:  we are in reasonably good shape going into the weekend

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez made the most of today’s practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04: “It was quite a good day for us; we did not do a lot of running but when we were out on track the running we did was quite good. First Practice was […]

Perez: Once we have no issues and problems we should be really competitive

Perez: Once we have no issues and problems we should be really competitive

Force India’s Sergio Perez hopes Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix will mark the real start of his Formula One season after dismissing last weekend’s Malaysian race as ‘boring’ on Thursday. The Mexican did not start at Sepang due to a gearbox problem and spent the afternoon watching as a spectator instead. It was not an experience […]

Force India announces partnership with The Auden Mckenzie group

Press Release: Sahara Force India is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Auden Mckenzie, a pharmaceutical group which owns three different companies operating on international scale. Auden Mckenzie will feature its branding on the VJM07 of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, and on team clothing from this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. A brand […]

Bahrain Grand Prix: Force India preview Sakhir weekend

Bahrain Grand Prix: Force India preview Sakhir weekend

Force India preview the forthcoming Bahrain Grand Prix, Round 3 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Bahrain International Circuit; Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, reviews a convincing performance in Malaysia as we prepare for round three in Bahrain. Looking back on the Malaysian race, what was your verdict on the team’s performance? VJM: […]

No diet for Hulkenberg who admits eating McDonald burgers

No diet for Hulkenberg who admits eating McDonald burgers

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg has denied being one of the Formula 1 drivers obsessed with extreme weight loss, in the new V6 turbo era where every gram is vital. Amid reports of deliberate dehydration, when it emerged that a driver had passed out last week in Malaysia, eyes turned to racers like Nico Hulkenberg, who […]

Force India: Very satisfying to pick up ten more points, but it was a day of mixed fortunes

Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg finished in a strong fifth place in the Malaysian Grand Prix to bring the team’s points tally to 19 points after two races. Sergio Perez failed to start the race after suffering a series of issues, which caused the car to get stuck in gear on the way to the […]

Force India: Target is both cars well inside the top ten

Force India: Target is both cars well inside the top ten

A wet Saturday afternoon in Sepang saw Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualify in seventh place with teammate Sergio Perez ending the session in P14. P7. Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04: “It was pretty challenging with the weather conditions today. There was so much rain, standing water and spray. Visibility was an issue and it was hard […]

Force India: The long run performance looks competitive

Force India: The long run performance looks competitive

Sahara Force India completed a solid day of practice in Sepang in preparation for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04: “I think we can be satisfied with what we learned today. We worked through the programme and there were no big issues on my side. Of course, the hot weather here means conditions are […]

Bianchi sick and Perez sore in Malysia

Bianchi sick and Perez sore in Malysia

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was missing in action at Sepang on Thursday, while Sergio Perez was nursing what appears to be a knee injury of sorts His team let the Frenchman avoid the Malaysian heat by staying in his hotel, after calling in sick with a throat infection and fever, French television BFMTV and the […]

Force India expands into GP3 with Hilmer Motorsport

Force India expands into GP3 with Hilmer Motorsport

Press Release: Sahara Force India are delighted to announce a further expansion of our driver development programme as we enters GP3 in partnership with Hilmer Motorsport. The expanded programme, which will see Hilmer compete in the series with three cars under Sahara Force India colours, follows a similar deal for the GP2 series. Together with […]

Perez: I believe Malaysia can be a very good race for us

Perez: I believe Malaysia can be a very good race for us

Despite an early tyre puncture Sergio Perez did manage to score a point in his debut for Force India in Melbourne, and for the second round of the 2014 F1 World Championship the Mexican his hoping for better luck in Malaysia where in 2012 he enjoyed his best ever showing in Formula 1. You were […]

Mallya: We need to find a bit more performance if we want to challenge for podiums

Mallya: We need to find a bit more performance if we want to challenge for podiums

Team Principal Vijay Mallya looks back on Melbourne and summarises the mood in the Force India camp ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, Round 2 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Sepang International Circuit. How would you sum up the first race in Melbourne? Vijay Mallya: Australia was definitely a respectable start, […]

Hulkenberg: Malaysia is going to be a tough challenge and a good test of the new cars

Hulkenberg: Malaysia is going to be a tough challenge and a good test of the new cars

Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth in the season opening Australian Grand Prix, enjoying a strong weekend in Melbourne and now the German looks forward to Round Two in Malaysia where he hopes to capitalise on a good race car. Looking back on Melbourne, did the weekend unfold as you expected? Nico Hulkenberg: I tried to be […]

Force India: We are pleased to see both cars make the finish

Force India: We are pleased to see both cars make the finish

Sahara Force India enjoyed a positive start to the 2014 season as Nico Hulkenberg scored six points with seventh place at Albert Park. Sergio Perez just missed out on points in P11. P7. Nico Hulkenberg – VJM07-04: Tyre strategy: New Soft (12 laps) – New Soft (21 laps) – New Medium (24 laps) “Seventh place […]

Force India: We will need to plan for all possible conditions

Force India: We will need to plan for all possible conditions

Sahara Force India enjoyed a strong showing in Melbourne as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in seventh place for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. Teammate Sergio Perez qualified in P16. Nico Hulkenberg: “The first qualifying session of the new season and we finished P7, which is good news! Everything went well today and it was an entertaining session, […]

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