While his Formula One team continues to carry the Force India flag, owner Vijay Mallya may get forced back to India soon. Mallya, accused by Indian authorities of fraud and owing $1.4 billion to banks, could face even more charges than he did upon arrest and possible extradition from Britain to India.
Formula One’s decision to require teams to have larger, more visible numbers in their cars was rooted in good. We’ve all had trouble telling these cars apart sometimes! But fining poor Force India for failing the new numbers rules after telling them they were OK is everything wrong with F1 in a nutshell.
Force India Formula One team owner Vijay Mallya was arrested today in London on charges of fraud and conspiracy in India. The charges relate to $1.34 billion loaned to Mallya’s now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines by primarily Indian state-run banks.
Clearly, pink isn’t Renault Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg’s favorite color, which I can empathize with. Either way, I’m not sure anyone who’s stuck wearing Renault’s odd yellow-pants race suits for the year can really say much about another team’s livery. Seriously, man, what are those?
Formula One is a sport of function over form if there was one, and the form Force India’s new VJM10 Formula One racer certainly could’ve turned out better in the front—or maybe not, according to Autosport. The VJM10's unique bump in its nose had to be there in order to exploit a certain part of the suspension rules.
I am unable to agree with Raph’s rant about the lack of beautiful Formula One cars from the other day. Complicated, intricately curved and folded aerodynamic bits are entirely my jam. Then Force India whipped out its new VJM10 with a penis-nosed front end that is truly the ghost of ugly F1 cars past. Oh, no. Bless…
The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and guy who probably deserves a better Formula One drive Nico Hülkenberg will move from Force India to Renault in 2017. Renault’s struggling team currently sits in ninth place out of eleven teams in the constructors’ championship, but, at least they’re a works team?
Drivers piled up behind a slow-starting Max Verstappen all crashed into each other at the very start of the Singapore Grand Prix. Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg spun into the wall, bringing out the safety car immediately.
Everyone knows Formula One drivers have some of the fastest reaction times on the planet, but how does that affect how they see the track? To find out, Sky Sports put a pair of Tobii eye-tracking glasses on Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg to see what he focuses on, and for how long.
In the weirdest karmic revenge for ditching elimination qualifying, we saw a number of drivers out of their cars before the end of the second qualifying session anyway. A loose wheel caused a red flag with just over a minute left in the session to go.
Where in the world is Force India team principal and Kingfisher Airlines head Vijay Mallya? According to The Guardian, he is believed to be in London, or at least somewhere that isn’t India. Wherever he is, he insists that he isn’t fleeing pressure to pay the $1.34 billion owed by the defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
Sergio Perez is officially registered for this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona and will be piloting an Aston Martin for TRG. The Aston Sergio is driving under the fireworks will be branded the historical 007. Update: Sergio Perez will not be driving.
Aston Martin is settling a deal with Force India to put its name back in Formula One for the first time in over 50 years, better positioning the British brand against rivals like McLaren and Ferrari.
Bad luck for Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg this morning at the Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren’s Fernando Alonso collided with him early on in the race at Mirabeau, forcing him to come in for a new wing and rejoin towards the back of the pack.
If this Formula One car looks familiar, well, it sure looks a lot like the leaked render we saw ten days ago. Regardless, it's official this time: this is the new Force India VJM08 race car. Force India is the only team who hasn't gotten test time in their new car for 2015, and now they will be late with it to…
Twitter user Jose Manuel Salazar claims that this render of a Formula One race car is, in fact, Force India's 2015 VJM08 car. Is he right, though? We'll find out with the start of the season. While Force India will be letting Pascal Weirlein test their car at Barcelona, it will be in their 2014 VJM07 instead.
2015 will be the year of the "thumb nose" per the teams' new interpretation of the FIA's crash structure rules. Oh, and Force India, I am disappoint. This is their 2015 livery, and gone are the unique green accents that set it apart from all the other black and silver cars on the grid.