Official Racing Point F1 Thread (formerly Force India)

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Well,This is official thread for all Force India Fanatics!!!This is the team which is huge encouragement for all new teams as it is one of the fastest improving team on grid!!Sahara Force India has improved one position each season...Will it improve 1 more position in 2012 & catch the so called "Big Four"!!!!!! :-P

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Thread renamed to Racing Point and url updated, but as it's effectively the same team, just a different name, it makes sense to continue the same thread to discuss it - Mod Aqua
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Best looking car on the grid in my opinion.......
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kingelessar wrote:Image

Best looking car on the grid in my opinion.......


I agree, testing times and car looking great so far!

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I'm a big fan of Force India since it's inception in 2008! It becomes obvious as I'm from Mumbai, India!

Because of Force India, I also became a big fan of Adrian Sutil, which is why I'm sad as he is not on the grid his year! Hence, the grid feels incomplete without him!

Every year, Force India has grown! Last year, Force India were the most improved team on the grid & with this year's line up, I'm expecting fire works from both of the talented drivers!

Long live Force India & I hope Force India only grows more & more!
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I will be a VIP guest at Force India during Testing this Sunday! Excited! Hope Paul can get some higher results this year, the guy is brilliant!!

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kingelessar wrote:Image

Best looking car on the grid in my opinion.......


I agree for sure! A lot of people in the paddock are keeping a keen eye on the potential of this year's car!
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My choice for 'dark horse' for 2012...plus two great young drivers with a lot to prove.

As soon as I saw the car I thought it would be good...and I'm hoping to be proven right in Melbourne! :D
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UnlikeUday wrote:I'm a big fan of Force India since it's inception in 2008! It becomes obvious as I'm from Mumbai, India!

Because of Force India, I also became a big fan of Adrian Sutil, which is why I'm sad as he is not on the grid his year! Hence, the grid feels incomplete without him!

Every year, Force India has grown! Last year, Force India were the most improved team on the grid & with this year's line up, I'm expecting fire works from both of the talented drivers!

Long live Force India & I hope Force India only grows more & more!



Same story here mate.I am also Indian & felt very proud when i heard that an Indian team will be on 2008 grid!!!
Regarding Adrian Sutil i felt bad too that he was ousted by the team but now i am confident that team took right decision as Adrian has been convicted in a court case+Nico's also showing some spark!!!

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Adaemus wrote:My choice for 'dark horse' for 2012...plus two great young drivers with a lot to prove.

As soon as I saw the car I thought it would be good...and I'm hoping to be proven right in Melbourne! :D


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DJKIMI wrote:I will be a VIP guest at Force India during Testing this Sunday! Excited! Hope Paul can get some higher results this year, the guy is brilliant!!



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By the way does any body know the name of the sponsor which has logo on the rear wing assembly of VJM05.It looks like big o with a tick mark!!!!
Just Curious!!!
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kingelessar wrote:
Adaemus wrote:My choice for 'dark horse' for 2012...plus two great young drivers with a lot to prove.

As soon as I saw the car I thought it would be good...and I'm hoping to be proven right in Melbourne! :D


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Fingers Crossed!!!
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:lol: ...that's...disturbing! :-P
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Do yiu guys think FI will come up with their own exhaust solution or will copy from one of the top 3 teams?

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Adaemus wrote:My choice for 'dark horse' for 2012...plus two great young drivers with a lot to prove.

As soon as I saw the car I thought it would be good...and I'm hoping to be proven right in Melbourne! :D



Force India should be doing good! Hopefully, Paul & Nico just remain consitant & if points are scored on a regualr basis then they can perform better than last year! :nod:
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Some pics from testing ;)
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Good pictures! Am having a lot of high hopes from Force India for this year!
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With VJ having to sell some of his 'alcohol' business I hope they have the money to back up the apparent speed :?

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Jezick wrote:With VJ having to sell some of his 'alcohol' business I hope they have the money to back up the apparent speed :?


Hi there Jezick!

His airline business is suffering majorly & don't know what the fate may be of his airline!

When it comes to his liquor business, trust me it's still thriving! The Beer made by Kingfisher is 1 of the best in our country so I don't see anything happening to his liquor business!

However, with the Sahara group joining hands with Mr Vijay Mallya, things look promising for Force India as the overall budget has increased & with this, performance shall even!
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What a car, think I'm in love!

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Strong Race by both Force India Guys....
In Points as predicted and that too on a street circuit where Force India are considered weak.
Closed The gap to Sauber & Williams as they always do in the second half of the season.
This is going to get mighty Exciting Season.
Next race Home race in Silverstone....
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Apparently Nico lost Kers on lap 7 and still came 5th! 8O
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RickM wrote:Apparently Nico lost Kers on lap 7 and still came 5th! 8O


Wow,Thanks For Sharing That Info!!!
That Clearly Demonstrates The Pace The Force India Cars Have At The Moment!!
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kingelessar wrote:Strong Race by both Force India Guys....
In Points as predicted and that too on a street circuit where Force India are considered weak.
Closed The gap to Sauber & Williams as they always do in the second half of the season.
This is going to get mighty Exciting Season.
Next race Home race in Silverstone....
Best Of Luck Guys!!!!


Di Resta deserves a mention & Hulkenberg even.

Di Resta was on a 1 stop strategy & I think would've been in a better position had the safety car not come out. He still drove a good race & more importantly, kept it clean & was very mature in the ending stages by not blocking drivers or being aggressive enough to defend & lose by crashing out.

Hulkenberg's pace was better than Di Resta's as he was on a 2 pit stop strategy & had more grip. In the end, they lost positions to Schumacher, Webber & Rosberg but Force India in the form of these 2 showed their performance strength which I believe should be on the rise now.

Am so happy for Force India. They are getting stronger so watch out Sauber & Williams.
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RickM wrote:Apparently Nico lost Kers on lap 7 and still came 5th! 8O


Then this makes it 1 of the best performances of the race! Well done Nico! :thumbup:
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Force India Looking Good again!!Pity Hulk has 5 place grid penalty for the race!!Di resta too looking fighty!!!
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kingelessar wrote:Force India Looking Good again!!Pity Hulk has 5 place grid penalty for the race!!Di resta too looking fighty!!!


Nico's 5 place grid penalty came as a rude shock.

As of the current conditions, it's more like a lottery but I hope Force India make the best use of these conditions.
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UnlikeUday wrote:
kingelessar wrote:Force India Looking Good again!!Pity Hulk has 5 place grid penalty for the race!!Di resta too looking fighty!!!


Nico's 5 place grid penalty came as a rude shock.

As of the current conditions, it's more like a lottery but I hope Force India make the best use of these conditions.



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kingelessar wrote:By the way does any body know the name of the sponsor which has logo on the rear wing assembly of VJM05.It looks like big o with a tick mark!!!!
Just Curious!!!


The O with a tick mark is a logo of Sahara's retail venture. The O & tick mark make up a Q which stands for Quality.

It's called Q-shop! 'According to the company, Q stands for quality as it claims to offer adulteration-free 100 per cent quality consumer merchandise products, including products spanning staple and processed food, personal care, general merchandise, home care and lifestyle.'

http://pitchonnet.com/blog/2012/08/14/sahara-story/

By the way, Sutil has shaken off all of the rust. He did well yesterday & today also is expected to be dry, so Di Resta can put some good amount of laps under his belt.
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kingelessar wrote:Well,This is official thread for all Force India Fanatics!!!This is the team which is huge encouragement for all new teams as it is one of the fastest improving team on grid!!Sahara Force India has improved one position each season...Will it improve 1 more position in 2012 & catch the so called "Big Four"!!!!!! :-P

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We are now in 2013 & after the tests, it was assumed that Williams & Sauber will lead the roost in the midfield.

Though it's early days, Force India is surely looking the strongest team in the midfield & call it a coincidence, Sutil was behind the wheel of the car to post the 9th fastest time of the day.

If it rains, it could be a lottery but Sutil is god in the rain as well.

The baseline of Force India is looking good & as of now, they seem to be more competitive than McLaren even.
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A very positive start to the season, for the whole team.

The car seems very good, probably the 5th fastest, and Sutil made a brilliant return to F1.

Things certainly looking good this season.
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CesareF1 wrote:A very positive start to the season, for the whole team.

The car seems very good, probably the 5th fastest, and Sutil made a brilliant return to F1.

Things certainly looking good this season.


You can say that again.

Where Force India were comfortably in the points, all the other 3 midfield teams were either behind in pace or luck.

Force India are looking stronger than McLaren at the moment & Sutil / Di Resta are looking like a formidable pair. Both are capable now of scoring points continuously as the car is stronger than ever.
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Great, brilliant performance by Sutil. I thought that, after losing Hulkenberg, FI was at a big loss, but Sutil seems a perfect replacement for Hulkenberg (i believe The Hulk is an excellent driver)
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flavio81 wrote:Great, brilliant performance by Sutil. I thought that, after losing Hulkenberg, FI was at a big loss, but Sutil seems a perfect replacement for Hulkenberg (i believe The Hulk is an excellent driver)


I know it's just early days after FP1, Force India are resuming the good work where they left off in Australia.

Sutil 6th (1:37:679) & Di Resta 8th (1:37:773), a difference of only 0.094 seconds, puts both of them in a really good position.

Their tyre wear on the long runs was not as critical as Red Bull & Mercedes. :thumbup:
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Go Force India.....Team Has Got A Really Good Car This Year,So Expecting At least Couple Of Podiums From Them.......& UNLIKEUDAY........You Better Watch Out,You Have Got A Serious Competition As Far As Fanboyism Concerns!!! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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LookButNeverStare wrote:Go Force India.....Team Has Got A Really Good Car This Year,So Expecting At least Couple Of Podiums From Them.......& UNLIKEUDAY........You Better Watch Out,You Have Got A Serious Competition As Far As Fanboyism Concerns!!! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Just Kidding,Always Fun To Read You Posts!!!!!!!!


Not just Force India are looking great, Sutil is looking at a point to prove that he deserves his chance in F1 again. I'm excited to see Sutil's campaign throughout 2013 & beyond.

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What Happened There?Looked So Strong Until Qualifying...Car Is Definitely Not Slower Than Mclaren & Torro Rosso....Does That Mean Very Bad Times From Diresta & Sutil Or Some Technical Issues??....Some Experts Were Expecting P5,P6 From Them....

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LookButNeverStare wrote:What Happened There?Looked So Strong Until Qualifying...Car Is Definitely Not Slower Than Mclaren & Torro Rosso....Does That Mean Very Bad Times From Diresta & Sutil Or Some Technical Issues??....Some Experts Were Expecting P5,P6 From Them....


When the qualifying took place, the track temperature was the highest its been in all of the previous sessions. The rising track temperature somehow didn't suit the car.
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As we have seen in Australia, starting just outside the top 10 is not always a bad thing, I suspect Ricciardo will fall back tomorrow and if there are a few DNF's we could see a double points finish as FI's long run pace looked very good. :)

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Kevin McDonald wrote:As we have seen in Australia, starting just outside the top 10 is not always a bad thing, I suspect Ricciardo will fall back tomorrow and if there are a few DNF's we could see a double points finish as FI's long run pace looked very good. :)


Tomorrow's race will be very interesting from a strategy point of view as soft tyres are proving to be a disaster.

Force India has the pace so am hoping for a double points finish.
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Paul's fuel leak issues may cause problems during the race. A pity now he's managed to out-qualify Sutil, but such seems to be his luck.
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