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Did anybody get a good look at the Sutil/Di Resta incident? What actually happened? BBC didn't show any replays!

Di Resta seemed pretty tiddled about it, but then again...
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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

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After the 2 tests, Force India is looking the 4th best team as per long run lap times. Di Resta has did well last year & he posting the 5th best time, proves Force India has a great & a genuine good paced car. The car is not suffering much from tyre degradation.

The car has surely cleared above the midfield trio - Sauber, Williams & Toro Rosso. I know it's early days but these 2 tests do throw an insight on data & it's not just an assumption.
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This race is the best qualifying performance by Force India. 5th & 6th!
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UnlikeUday wrote:This race is the best qualifying performance by Force India. 5th & 6th!



Although Happy With The Result,Di Resta Could Have Done Better..He Really Was Very Slow In Last Flyer Compared To The Car He Has..Sutil Not Comfortable Either In The Car.But VJM06's Are Good On Tyres So Lets Hope For Decent Result In Race!!!

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LookButNeverStare wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:This race is the best qualifying performance by Force India. 5th & 6th!



Although Happy With The Result,Di Resta Could Have Done Better..He Really Was Very Slow In Last Flyer Compared To The Car He Has..Sutil Not Comfortable Either In The Car.But VJM06's Are Good On Tyres So Lets Hope For Decent Result In Race!!!


Di Resta said in his post-quali interview the car didn't feel as stable as the track evolved.

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Kevin McDonald wrote:
LookButNeverStare wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:This race is the best qualifying performance by Force India. 5th & 6th!



Although Happy With The Result,Di Resta Could Have Done Better..He Really Was Very Slow In Last Flyer Compared To The Car He Has..Sutil Not Comfortable Either In The Car.But VJM06's Are Good On Tyres So Lets Hope For Decent Result In Race!!!


Di Resta said in his post-quali interview the car didn't feel as stable as the track evolved.



It Seems That As The Track Gets Hotter & Rubbered In,Force India's Struggle...Weird As Most Cars Go Fast When The Track Temp Goes Up.

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LookButNeverStare wrote:
Kevin McDonald wrote:
LookButNeverStare wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:This race is the best qualifying performance by Force India. 5th & 6th!



Although Happy With The Result,Di Resta Could Have Done Better..He Really Was Very Slow In Last Flyer Compared To The Car He Has..Sutil Not Comfortable Either In The Car.But VJM06's Are Good On Tyres So Lets Hope For Decent Result In Race!!!


Di Resta said in his post-quali interview the car didn't feel as stable as the track evolved.



It Seems That As The Track Gets Hotter & Rubbered In,Force India's Struggle...Weird As Most Cars Go Fast When The Track Temp Goes Up.


Both of them were still the 4th best team in qualifying! Force India are not that hard on the tyres. Force India can have a great race tomorrow.
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FI has the main issue of reliability as they can not maintain their good pace over the race.. They have got a very good car this year.. hope both of them earn the point tomorrow.. I hope to see atleast one podium this year for FI. If hulk remained in this team he could have done better..

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swordfish wrote:FI has the main issue of reliability as they can not maintain their good pace over the race.. They have got a very good car this year.. hope both of them earn the point tomorrow.. I hope to see atleast one podium this year for FI. If hulk remained in this team he could have done better..


Are you sure?

In Melbourne, Sutil was able to pull away from Vettel. In Malaysia, he was in the top 4 in practice sessions & in Q1 & Q2 till the conditions got cooler. China was a not great race overall but Di Resta in the final stint was matching pace with the leaders.

Their car this year is easy on the tyres & this gives a major boost, just like how Sauber enjoyed last year.

A top 6 is very likely for them if the strategies fall right in place.
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I agree that they have good car but still not reliability.. Aus was good but in Malaysia none of driver finished.. had wallnut issue... In China Sutil crashed.. not his fault but then again luck..
I hope tomorrow is better.. and both can earn some points for FI

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swordfish wrote:I agree that they have good car but still not reliability.. Aus was good but in Malaysia none of driver finished.. had wallnut issue... In China Sutil crashed.. not his fault but then again luck..
I hope tomorrow is better.. and both can earn some points for FI


The wallnut, sorry wheelnut issue has been resolved.

Their engine package is quite reliable. Both of the cars have been in top 10 throughout all of the sessions in Bahrain.
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Even though Di Resta came 4th, it's dissapointing to just miss out on the podium. Force India have scored I believe 4 4th places, which means a step just off the podium. The podium is being a tad too elusive.
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UnlikeUday wrote:Even though Di Resta came 4th, it's dissapointing to just miss out on the podium. Force India have scored I believe 4 4th places, which means a step just off the podium. The podium is being a tad too elusive.


I think they messed up a bit with tactics, 2nd/3rd was very close.
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F1Thomas wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Even though Di Resta came 4th, it's dissapointing to just miss out on the podium. Force India have scored I believe 4 4th places, which means a step just off the podium. The podium is being a tad too elusive.


I think they messed up a bit with tactics, 2nd/3rd was very close.


The strategy wasn't that bad. Lotus is a better car. The tyres didn't seem to last as long as expected, especially the mediums.
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UnlikeUday wrote:
swordfish wrote:I agree that they have good car but still not reliability.. Aus was good but in Malaysia none of driver finished.. had wallnut issue... In China Sutil crashed.. not his fault but then again luck..
I hope tomorrow is better.. and both can earn some points for FI


The wallnut, sorry wheelnut issue has been resolved.

Their engine package is quite reliable. Both of the cars have been in top 10 throughout all of the sessions in Bahrain.


oops.. ytpo :blush:

4th for di resta.. Nice day for FI.. could have been better if Sutil hadnt met with accident..

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swordfish wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:
swordfish wrote:I agree that they have good car but still not reliability.. Aus was good but in Malaysia none of driver finished.. had wallnut issue... In China Sutil crashed.. not his fault but then again luck..
I hope tomorrow is better.. and both can earn some points for FI


The wallnut, sorry wheelnut issue has been resolved.

Their engine package is quite reliable. Both of the cars have been in top 10 throughout all of the sessions in Bahrain.


oops.. ytpo :blush:

4th for di resta.. Nice day for FI.. could have been better if Sutil hadnt met with accident..


That's k! It was just funny.

Waiting for a podium. Barcelona will refresh the picture as most of the teams will be getting big updates, including Force India.
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Yes big updates on the way for Williams and caterhams..
hope upgrade for FI doesn't disappoint.. right now the best car for them...

Waiting for Podium... yay..

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If Sutil would have some luck the FI team would likely be battling for 4th in the WCC. The car is really fast on the faster tracks. Just need a tad more downforce for the curvy bits.

Great race from Di Resta today but just a bit off sync so he literally had to let Grosjean by.
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swordfish wrote:Yes big updates on the way for Williams and caterhams..
hope upgrade for FI doesn't disappoint.. right now the best car for them...

Waiting for Podium... yay..


Till now whatever minor updates they have had on the car, has worked well.

Am expecting Force India to only get stronger. For how long will it happen that either driver doesn't finish when the car is so good.
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bballr4567 wrote:If Sutil would have some luck the FI team would likely be battling for 4th in the WCC. The car is really fast on the faster tracks. Just need a tad more downforce for the curvy bits.

Great race from Di Resta today but just a bit off sync so he literally had to let Grosjean by.


Barcelona as a track should suit Force India again. The car is the best in its 6 year history.
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UnlikeUday wrote:
bballr4567 wrote:If Sutil would have some luck the FI team would likely be battling for 4th in the WCC. The car is really fast on the faster tracks. Just need a tad more downforce for the curvy bits.

Great race from Di Resta today but just a bit off sync so he literally had to let Grosjean by.


Barcelona as a track should suit Force India again. The car is the best in its 6 year history.

Shoot, GB, Canada and Germany should all be podium targets as well.
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Not an expert and I know I stick up for Paul Di Resta...............but.........

Force India seem to me, to be a fantastic example of an emerging team, in any sport. Steady evolution, great PR, colourful quality kit, and yet understated and steady leadership.
Lets face it, they were consistently last with the odd 10th or 11th not so long ago.

Their worst spots are now middle and their best results are edging to the podium.
It can only go from strength to strength and hopefully be in F1 for the long haul.

I'll go and put my hard hat on

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runningman67 wrote:Not an expert and I know I stick up for Paul Di Resta...............but.........

Force India seem to me, to be a fantastic example of an emerging team, in any sport. Steady evolution, great PR, colourful quality kit, and yet understated and steady leadership.
Lets face it, they were consistently last with the odd 10th or 11th not so long ago.

Their worst spots are now middle and their best results are edging to the podium.
It can only go from strength to strength and hopefully be in F1 for the long haul.

I'll go and put my hard hat on


Sutil & Di Resta are as of now confident, happy & thirsty for more, considering how good the car already is.

http://www.gptoday.com/full_story/view/449346/Were_content_with_season_so_far_Force_India_drivers/

Having scored 26 points in 4 races already & 15 more to go, a good tally is in prospect for the WCC standings.
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After the tyre change, it's not a hidden fact that Force India have lost their competitive edge. On the other hand, McLaren have become more competitive & have overtaken Force India in the WCC table.

VM still thinks that Force India can catch up with McLaren & probably overtake them:-

http://www.f1reader.com/#/news/mallya-says-force-india-can-still-catch-mclaren-82393

As much as I'm a Force India fan, I believe he's being over optimistic.

As 1 stage, the team was looking like the surprise of the season & now they've lost so much of their performance, it seems Toro Rosso & Sauber may well catch Force India, if not overtake the team in the WCC table.
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I like FI, right behind them, but TBH I think if Mclaren get their act together, it will be too big job to stay infront of them unless Mclaren have some poor races or DNF's.

Hope they do though

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UnlikeUday wrote:After the tyre change, it's not a hidden fact that Force India have lost their competitive edge. On the other hand, McLaren have become more competitive & have overtaken Force India in the WCC table.

VM still thinks that Force India can catch up with McLaren & probably overtake them:-

http://www.f1reader.com/#/news/mallya-says-force-india-can-still-catch-mclaren-82393

As much as I'm a Force India fan, I believe he's being over optimistic.

As 1 stage, the team was looking like the surprise of the season & now they've lost so much of their performance, it seems Toro Rosso & Sauber may well catch Force India, if not overtake the team in the WCC table.


It's called marketing; a tactic to keep sponsors (however minimal they may be). No team principal will say 'we suck now'. :]

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aryaputhra wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:After the tyre change, it's not a hidden fact that Force India have lost their competitive edge. On the other hand, McLaren have become more competitive & have overtaken Force India in the WCC table.

VM still thinks that Force India can catch up with McLaren & probably overtake them:-

http://www.f1reader.com/#/news/mallya-says-force-india-can-still-catch-mclaren-82393

As much as I'm a Force India fan, I believe he's being over optimistic.

As 1 stage, the team was looking like the surprise of the season & now they've lost so much of their performance, it seems Toro Rosso & Sauber may well catch Force India, if not overtake the team in the WCC table.


It's called marketing; a tactic to keep sponsors (however minimal they may be). No team principal will say 'we suck now'. :]


It well could be.

Anyway, no team principal would say "we give up" or "we are miserable". Even the pit garages of Caterham & Marussia are brimmed with optimism always.

Force India don't have the resources to compete with McLaren at this stage. It was a good battle while it lasted.
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Force India are picking up from where they left since Silverstone, so what if they were on different strategies compared to other teams, but hats off for being able to last the tyres for so long.
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Great race for them! They look now very much safe from Sauber in the standings.
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Yes. A 32 point gap is quite safe.

Force India are again becoming capable of doing a pit stop less, just as they did in the races prior to Germany.

Happy to see them score some decent points after their performance slump for the past few races.
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The 2 new recruits of Force India, with an all new design for the overalls which looks as good as the car:-

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Force India as it evolved through the years:-

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Force India was the 2nd best car today.

An incredible day for Force India today as:-

Perez gets a podium.

Hulk is 3rd in the WDC.

Force India is 2nd in the WCC.

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This is a miracle given how tough the changes were this season.
Shows why small teams bother to run in F1.

So happy for them. Go Force India!!!

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Each year they are better and better! I congratulate them!
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An interesting article on the impressive turnaround (so far) for Force India in 2014:-

http://www.f1zone.net/news/feature-force-india-punching-above-their-weight/31973/

This year am sure they won't stop development because if they try their all, they may finish ahead of McLaren in 4th or worse, 5th.

If 4th, that's a good amount of prize money to receive.

As of now, seeing them 3rd in the constructors & Hulk in 4th place in the WDC surely is a treat for all Force India fans.
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I don't think they are punching above their weight at all. They have had a mission of getting better every year and it's clear they have put in the work.
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Force India are about to introduce a new sponsor on Wednesday:-

http://www.f1times.co.uk/news/display/08811

P.S - It'll be very attractive to Vodka drinkers. 8)
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They're not title sponsor so I guess the reported £9 million is sufficient.
I wonder who will replace Sahara as title sponsor though, reading through news articles it doesn't seem Sahara is a company that's going to be around for much longer. I do hope they're able to find sufficient money to see them through competitively in 2014.

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Officially we'll see Smirnoff now on the Force India car:-

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