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Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Force India upbeat despite lack of points

Sergio Perez says he was encouraged by Force India's progress despite leaving China empty-handed after he finished the race in 11th position. Perez spent much of the race battling towards the back of the midfield but was unable to creep into the points. "We raced very hard today, but in the end it wasn’t quite enough to come away with some points," he said. "With the strategy we looked at all the opportunities and switched to three stops quite early in the race, which was […]

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Trio handed penalty points for incidents

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado have all been handed penalty points for transgressions during the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Force India pair were handed two penalty points each for incidents with Daniil Kvyat and Romain Grosjean respectively, for which they were also given a 10 second time drop in the race. It is Hulkenberg's first penalty points, while Perez now has four, to add to his two he accrued when he hit Adrian Sutil in the United States last year. Pastor Maldonado was […]

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Perez disappointed by Malaysia penalty

Force India driver Sergio Perez said that his contact with Romain Grosjean was simply a racing incident, after he was handed a 10 second penalty for the collision. Grosjean attempted to go around the outside of Perez at Turn 12 but the pair made contact, with Grosjean spinning and Perez continuing on his way. But the stewards deemed that Perez was to blame and handed down a sanction before the Mexican went on to finish outside of the points in 13th place. "We knew ahead […]

Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hulkenberg hoped for earlier rain storm

Nico Hulkenberg says that Force India may have progressed through to the top 10 shootout for the Malaysian Grand Prix had the rain arrived sooner, but acknowledged that their Q3 prospects were slim. Hulkenberg set the 13th quickest time as rain deluged the Sepang circuit during the early stages of Q2, shortly after the drivers had managed to post a time on the slick tyres. "Maybe it would have been better for us if the rain had arrived five minutes earlier and Q2 was completely […]

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Hulkenberg wary of tough races for Force India

Nico Hulkenberg is wary that the next sequence of races could be 'tough' for Force India after he claimed points in the first event of the year in Australia. Force India is behind schedule after only introducing its VJM08 at the final pre-season test but Hulkenberg capitalised on the misfortune of others to claim seventh place, with team-mate Sergio Perez in 10th. But despite claiming a handful of points in Australia, Hulkenberg is aware that the squad could face a challenging string of races before […]

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hulkenberg, Perez pleased with Force India points

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were delighted to take home points for Force India as the squad recovered from a troublesome pre-season at the Australian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg collected seventh, while Perez recovered from a collision with Jenson Button to round out the top 10. "I am very pleased with today's result and starting the season with two cars in the points is always positive," said Hulkenberg. "It was a good race; I didn't make any mistakes and, while the reliability of our car helped […]

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Realistic Force India satisfied with grid slots

A realistic Force India duo say they extracted the maximum from the VJM08 during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg qualified in 14th position, just a thousandth of a second ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. "We always want to be further up the grid, but being realistic I don’t think we had the performance today to challenge for Q3," said Hulkenberg. "However, it’s only the first qualifying session of the season, so it’s still very early days and we have a lot of […]

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Hulkenberg encouraged by Force India debut

Nico Hulkenberg says he is encouraged by Force India's new VJM08 after he was able to rack up the miles as he gave the car its public debut during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Hulkenberg managed to complete 77 laps at the Spanish venue on Friday and posted a best time of 1:28.412. "It was a very good day, at least in terms of the running we managed to do," he said. "We were able to run reliably straight out of the box […]

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Hulkenberg debuts new Force India at Barcelona

Nico Hulkenberg gave the Force India VJM08 its public debut on the second day of the final pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Hulkenberg completed an installation lap shortly before lunch, during which he picked up a puncture due to a rim issue. Hulkenberg returned the car to the garage, ahead of anticipated further running during this afternoon's session at the circuit. The VJM08 arrived at the Spanish circuit earlier on Friday, with the team completing the final build of the car in the […]

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Force India VJM08 to debut on Friday afternoon

Force India says that it is aiming to ready the new VJM08 for Friday afternoon's running at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The squad's car is on the way to the circuit and it is hoped that it can be prepared in time for Nico Hulkenberg to pilot the VJM08 during Friday afternoon's session at the final pre-season test. Hulkenberg will continue in the car on Saturday, with Sergio Perez set to enjoy his first taste of the VJM08 on the final day of pre-season running […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Force India unveils 2015 livery in Mexico

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 […]

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hulkenberg to race at Le Mans with Porsche

Nico Hulkenberg will race for Porsche at the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, alongside his commitments with Force India in Formula 1. Hulkenberg will drive the third 919 entry at the prestigious race in 2015 and will also participate in the preceding round in Belgium as preparation. "Porsche and Le Mans - this combination probably attracts every race driver," Hulkenberg said. "I've been a Porsche fan for a long time and have been watching their return to the LMP1 class closely. "The desire grew […]