Force India unveils 2015 livery in Mexico

By on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Force India has unveiled its new 2015 livery and front nose during a team launch in Mexico.

The squad took the wraps from its 2014 car - which featured the team's 2015 nose design - at an event in Mexico City, ahead of Formula 1’s return to the country later this year.

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez have been retained to drive the Mercedes-powered machine, with team principal Vijay Mallya targeting podium finishes.

The team confirmed on Tuesday that its 2015 car, the VJM08, will not be present at next weekend’s Jerez test and will instead make its debut at the following running in Barcelona in mid-February.

"It’s another evolution of the contemporary look we introduced last year, which reflects the growth of the team and the global brands with which we are working," said Mallya.

"I love the addition of silver, which makes the car appear more sleek and aggressive and I’m sure it’s something that will appeal to the fans as well. Our traditional team colours remain integrated in the livery, but we’ve given it a very modern twist."

"I’m very excited about 2015," added Perez. "It’s my second season with this team so that always makes things easier. I feel very relaxed about the new season in a good way. The regulations are not changing and I believe that will benefit us as a team.

"It means the development from last year can continue and we don’t have to start everything from zero again. I like these regulations and the V6 engines helped produce close and competitive racing. At the end of 2014 I was feeling very confident in the car and I want to carry this momentum into the new season. I want more podiums in 2015."

"I hope for spectacular things," said Hulkenberg on his 2015 aspirations. "That means scoring many points, great racing and lots of fun. I’m part of a team that is growing and hungry for more. 2014 was our best season yet so we need to aim to go a step further this year and give the teams ahead of us a harder time."

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