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Postby Sandeep » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:30 am

Surprisingly we didn't have a thread to discuss the first and only Indian team in the F1 championship.

To start off a discussion, do we have a realistic chance to be among points this season? Force India is with new car Mercedes-Mc Laren VJM02 and Fisichella had spectacular results so far with it. Hopefully he will produce the same results in the races. Go Force India!!

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Re: Force India

Postby Sandeep » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:33 pm

Fisichella clocked 8th fastest lap and completed 97 laps in his new car which according to reports has shown immaculate reliability. He will next do the race simulation for two days. Fisichella clocked 1:21.545 seconds and was faster than Lewis Hamilton. The fastest lap was posted by Jenson Button (1:19.127) followed by Felipe Massa (1:20.168). Go Fore India!!

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Re: Force India

Postby david » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:55 am

So near yet so far for Force India. Sutil came so close to scoring three points before he crashed out with about five or six laps to go.

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Re: Force India

Postby Sandeep » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:22 am

Force India is planning an aerodynamic upgrade for the race in Bahrain. They are planning to add an interim diffuser just like Brawn, Williams and Toyota. Of course, this will not give any advantage to our team as other teams are also making changes after the FIA approval, but at least it will help Force India to be competitive. We have the race this Sunday. Go Force India.

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Re: Force India

Postby piranha » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:19 pm

The upgraded car ran very well at Silverstone. Fisichella finished 10th on a dry track and without benefiting from high-profile retirements. The upgrade pushed the Force India car towards the midfield and I bet we should see some points from Sutil or Fisichella before the end of the season. Things are running reasonably well there, no question about it! :clap:

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Re: Force India

Postby Sandeep » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:17 am

The wait continues, Sutil again was so agonizingly close to winning a point for force India in yesterday's German GP. The villian again is Kimi, this is the second time he rammed into Sutil!!! Bad luck Mallaya

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Re: Force India

Postby david » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:07 pm

Yes Sandeep the wait continues. I was very eager to see them in points, especially after the 7th place for Sutil on the Grid. Anyway, this is the best top-10 qulification for Force India for the first time in their short history.

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Re: Force India

Postby jaydeep » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:18 pm

Yes, Sutil was looking good and in chance of grabbing first point for Force India ... But I feel that accident was racing incident so I wouldn't blame only Kimi for that ... Sutil tried to hold his line after coming out of pit and Kimi tried to overtake from the outside of the corner ... And both drivers didn't break until last moment hoping other driver will take required action.

Anyway this performance give us hope of better finish from Force India in next race at Hungary.

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Re: Force India

Postby david » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:09 pm

Congratulations to Force India!!!

First pole position. First podium. First points.

But the most satisfying moment is knowing the fact that the pace of Force India car matched that of Ferrari every lap at this GP.

Great Show!!

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Re: Force India

Postby vidhyashankar » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:46 pm

david wrote:
But the most satisfying moment is knowing the fact that the pace of Force India car matched that of Ferrari every lap at this GP.




Yes it did! Amazing!!! But hats off to Fisichella as well he drove an amazing race :clap:

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Re: Force India

Postby ssp » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:02 pm

Amazing result. What a turn around for Mallya's team.

Fisichella did very well and could have won had he got the jump on Kimi on the restart. He could have slowed the pack right up to the chicane and then bolted away to pull out a few, crucial car lengths on the Ferrari. Maybe that would have been enough, maybe not, but 2nd is waaay better than anyone expected.

Sutil too looked quick, but got bogged down in midfield because of his poor grid position.

Great stuff. Let's hope for more of the same at Monza and for the rest of the season.

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Re: Force India

Postby Saniapower » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:30 pm

Awesome :clap:

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Re: Force India

Postby ajay » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:33 pm

Congratulations to Force India! Great performance :clap:

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Re: Force India

Postby suresh » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:05 am

I really enjoyed watching Force India being extremely competitive in yesterday's race with perfect pit stops and super racing from Fisi. It was as if they were one of the top teams. Let us hope that Ferrari don't steal Fisi and mess up Force India.

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Re: Force India

Postby PKBasu » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:16 am

Remarkable result, although aided somewhat by the early accidents to Button and Hamilton, I believe. Having a guy like Giancarlo Fisichella meant that it should have been only a matter of time before Force India (previously known as the Jordan team) would score points -- but they did it in terrific style with a podium finish, missing winning the Belgian Grand Prix by a whisker. Now I cannot avoid getting a ticket to the Singapore event (under pressure from my 11-year-old son). Last year, I left town on the Friday the event began...


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