It is no secret that the Sahara Force India F1 team is struggling for survival. This is actually surprising, given that they are the leading independent team on the grid.
Sources claim that this was brought about in the aftermath of the departure of founder Vijay Mallya.
However, the team insist that their team boss’ departure has no impact on the team. Instead, the day to day operations continue on under the management, as has always been done.
“Vijay’s decision is purely a personal one, but from a Force India point of view it really is business as usual,” said deputy boss Bob Fernley.
“We have deposited funds considerably in excess of the purchase price and will invest an additional eight-figure amount in the team.”
“We have a long-term business plan that not only involves our beverage brand but two multi-national corporate sponsors who are not currently in F1. We have found the shareholders to be excellent people with the team’s and employees’ best interests at heart.
“We aim to conclude a deal as soon as practicable and the lawyers approve.”