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HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 12 & 12 11 & 11 0 0
British 30/06 21 & 21 9 & 9 & 8 8
Canadian 09/06 8 & 8 & 10 & 10 7 15
Monaco 26/05 8 & 8 & 5 & 5 & 12 27
Spanish 12/05 10 & 10 7 & 7 & 6 33
Bahrain 21/04 5 & 5 & 4 & 4 & 12 45
Chinese 14/04 11 & 11 8 & 8 & 4 49
Malaysian 24/03 8 & 8 & 20 & 20 0 49
Australian 17/03 9 & 9 & 8 & 8 & 10 59

team profile

Sahara Force India F1 Team
Force India was born in late 2007 after Vijay Mallya joined forces with the Mol family, co-owners of the then Spyker team. The 2008 season was about establishing a base from which to proceed. A difficult building year saw the team finish tenth in the championship. Meanwhile Mallya was putting the pieces in place for future growth. Key among them was a switch for 2009 to Mercedes power and gearboxes from ...
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    team facts

    Team Base Silverstone, United Kingdom
    Team Country India
    Team Boss Vijay Mallya
    Test Driver 2008, Australian Grand Prix
    First Race 2013, German Grand Prix
    Last Race 102
    Team Races 0
    Team Wins 1
    Team Poles 1
    Team Podiums 2
    Team Fastest Laps 318
    Points 0
    Constructor Champs 0

    engine facts

    Team Base Mercedes
    Team Country Mercedes-Benz FO 108F
    Team Boss VJM06
    Test Driver AP Racing/Brembo
    First Race Semi-automatic, 7 + reverse
    Last Race 18,000 RPM
    Team Races Semi-automatic, 7 + reverse
    Team Wins 32
    Team Poles Pirelli
    Team Podiums Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wis

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