Force India launches VJM-04
Force India has launched its 2011 car, the VJM-04.
It will carry the hopes of Adrian Sutil and British rookie Paul di Resta this season, while Nico Hulkenberg will test at Friday practice sessions at selected grands prix. It is the first Force India to be overseen by new technical director Andy Green and the third to feature a Mercedes engine and McLaren hydraulics package.
The team finished seventh in the constructors' title in 2010, just one point behind Williams, and team owner Vijay Mallya is expecting an even more competitive season in 2011.
"This year there is even more to be optimistic about," he said. "We've got three race drivers that are hungry to take the next steps in their careers, whether that be points, podiums or wins. We have an experienced technical team that have the ingenuity, flexibility and drive to adapt to the new wave of rule changes, and we also have the tools and resources in our partnerships with McLaren Applied Technologies and Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines to aim even higher.
"Not to mention the very special event, and one that I personally can't wait for, the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. What better place would there be to reach some of those aims than on our home soil?"
The car features a blade roll-hoop that was pioneered by Mercedes last year and adopted by Lotus this year, but Green said there are plenty of other changes under the bodywork.
"Everything is different, but visually a lot of it is subtle," Green said. "The most obvious visual change is that we've gone away from a conventional roll-hoop to a blade. This gives us a small packaging improvement compared to a more conventional style. The engine cover is different, in-line with the abolition of the F-duct system. But there are a lot of differences under the skin that people won't necessarily notice."
He also revealed that the exhaust blown diffuser would be completely revised before the start of the season.
'Exhaust management will also be a big area of development this year," he said. "There will be an upgrade for the first race, so there are some changes that will come into effect at the Bahrain test. Further down the line there are some big updates for the front of the car coming in for the first European race."
The VJM-04 will hit the track for the first time at the second pre-season test on Thursday after the team opted to evaluate the new Pirelli tyres on last year's chassis at the first test at Valencia.
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