VJM08 unveiled by Force India

Published 01/21/2015, 1:04 PM EST


Sahara Force India unveiled it’s new car VJM08 for the F1 Championship season 2015 today.

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The car was unveiled by Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg, the two drivers of Force India, at an event in Mexico City as the team released promotional pictures to the media. The new colour scheme is predominantly silver and black, with shades of orange, making it the second year Force India has chosen a dark livery.

The Force India team has said that the new features include a revised rear suspension lay-out and modified sculpting of the sidepods. Something which is of note in the VJM08 is wider nose, a contrast to the images of the Williams FW28, released earlier today.

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The new car VJM08 won’t make its debut until the second winter test, with Force India running it’s 2014 car at the Jerez Test starting on February 1.

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Vijay Mallya, the team boss, hopes that the VJM08 will build on the success of 2014 and help Force India fight with the teams at the front of the grid this season and confirmed the team has moved to a new wind tunnel in Germany.

“The 2015 car is a refinement of what we learned in 2014,” said Vijay Mallya to http://en.espnf1.com/. “Another major step forward is the technology change, in that we are now using a 60% wind tunnel in Cologne, Germany which is a far bigger step than we have ever taken before. Traditionally we have been in Brackley where we used to develop our car with a 50% model and an outdated wind tunnel.”

“With this new and important tool available to use we hope the 2015 challenger will really prove its worth in competing with the big boys of F1 when we start the European season. We are lucky to have two exceptional drivers who will hopefully steer the Sahara Force India challenger to the front of the grid, and hopefully a few podiums during the current year,” added Vijay Mallya.

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Meanwhile, there has been changes to the helmet being used by Sergio Perez as well. Also, the car has the spec rear wing of 2013 model.

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Gurkirat Singh Gill

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A sports enthusiast since 2003 with my first experience of connecting with sports being the Cricket World Cup 2003. Studying Engineering in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, but pretty sure will not become an Engineer.

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