Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India VJM08/Mercedes Nico Hulkenberg Sergio Perez

Year of Foundation:2007
Founder:Vijay Mallya, Michiel Mol
Debut:Grand Prix of Australia 2008
Grand Prix:139
World Champions:0
Constructor Titles:0
Wins:0
Pole Positions:1
Fastest Laps:3
Points:522
Managing Director:Vijay Mallya
Designers: Mark Smith (2008-2010)
Andy Green (2011-2014)
2015 Test Driver(s): Daniel Juncadella
Address: Force India F1, Dadford Road
Silverstone, NN12 8TJ
England
Internet:www.forceindiaf1.com

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FORCE INDIA VJM08/MERCEDES PU106B HYBRID V6
Chassis
ConstructionCarbon fibre composite monocoque with Zylon side anti-intrusion panels
Front SuspensionAluminium alloy uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pushrod. Inboard chassis mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly
Rear SuspensionAluminium alloy uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pullrod. Hydro-mechanical springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly
WheelsMotegi Racing forged wheels to Sahara Force India specification
ERSMercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
TransmissionMercedes AMG F1 8-speed, semi-automatic seamless shift
LubricantPetronas
BrakesAP Racing
DampersKoni

Engine
TypeMercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid V6
CylindersV6, 90°
Maximum Speed15 000 rpm
FuelPETRONAS Primax
Fuel injection500bar direct injection, single injector per cylinder
Weight145 kg
Power600 bhp

Tyres
TypePirelli

DRIVERS
Nico Hulkenberg (bio)
Date of BirthAugust 19, 1987
Place of BirthEmmerich, Germany
NationalityGerman
Internetwww.nico-huelkenberg.com

Nico Hulkenberg (career)
1997 - 2000 Kart.
2001 Green Helmet Trophy Cadets (Kart)
(CRG Netherland Racing Team) 2nd.
Italian Open Masters ICA Junior (Kart)
(CRG Netherland Racing Team) Champion.
2002 German Junior Kart
(CRG Netherland Racing Team) Champion.
Italian Open Masters ICA Junior (Kart)
(CRG Netherland Racing Team) Champion.
2003 German Kart Championship
(CRG Netherland Racing Team) Champion.
2004 German Kart Championship
(CRG Netherland Racing Team) 2nd.
2005 BMW ADAC Rookie Cup
(Josef Kaufmann Racing) Champion.
ADAC Formula BMW Championship
(Josef Kaufmann Racing) Champion. 287 points.
Formula BMW World Final
(Josef Kaufmann Racing) 3rd.
2006-2007 A1 Grand Prix
          (A1 Team Germany) Champion.
2006 German F3 Recaro Cup
(JK Racing) 5th. 78 points. One win (Hockenheim). Four 2nd (Oschersleben, Lausitzring, Assen - two times). One 3rd (Assen).
2007 Formula 3 Euroseries
(ASM) 3rd. 72 points. Four wins (Norisring, Zandvoort, Nurburgring, Hockenheim). Two 2nd (Hockenheim, Barcelona). Two 3rd (Nogaro - two times).
Zandvoort Masters of Formula 3
(ASM) Winner.
2008 Formula 3 Euroseries
(ART Grand Prix). Champion. 85 points. Six wins (Mugello, Norisring, Nurburgring, Brands Hatch, Barcelona, Hockenheim). One 3rd (Hockenheim).
Masters of Formula 3
(ART Grand Prix) 2nd.
2009 GP2 Series
(ART Grand Prix) Champion. 100 points. Five wins (Portimao, Nurburgring - two times, Hungaroring, Valencia). Two 2nd (Valencia, Spa). Three 3rd (Monaco, Silverstone, Monza).
2010 Formula One
(AT&T Williams) 14th. 22 points.
2011 Formula One
(Force India F1 Team) Test driver.
2012 Formula One
(Force India F1 Team) 11th. 63 points.
2013 Formula One
(Sauber F1 Team) 10th. 51 points.
2014 Formula One
(Sahara Force India F1 Team) 9th. 96 points.

Sergio Perez (bio)
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1990
Place of BirthGuadalajara, Mexico
NationalityMexican
Internetsergioperezf1.com

Sergio Perez (career)
2002 Super Karts Cup Mexico 125 JAP
(WAP Racing) 19th 48 points.
Super Karts Cup Mexico 80
(WAP Racing) 10th. 90 points.
2003 Super Karts Cup Mexico 125
(WAP) 31th 27 points.
Easykart Mexico 100 cc
4th. 25 points.
2004 Skip Barber National Championship
(Telmex Racing) 11th. 77 points.
2005 Formula BMW ADAC
(4speed Media GmbH) 14th. 37 points.
2006 Formula BMW ADAC
(ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg) 6th. 112 points. Two 3rd (Oschersleben, Zandvoort).
2006-2007 A1GP
        (Team Mexico) 2 races. 10th. 35 points.
2007 British Formula 3 National Class
(T-Sport) 1st. 376 points. 14 wins (Donington, Bucharest, Snetterton, Monza - two times, Spa-Francorchamps - two times, Silverstone - two times, Thruxton - two times, Croft, Rockingham - two times). Five 2nd (Donington, Bucharest, Brands Hatch - two times, Croft).
2008 British F3 International Series
(T-Sport) 4th. 195 points. Four wins (Croft, Monza - two times, Brands Hatch). Two 2nd (Croft, Spa-Francorchamps). One 3rd (Donington).
2008-2009 GP2 Asia Series
        (Campos Grand Prix) 7th. 26 points. Two wins (Bahrain, Qatar). One 2nd (Qatar).
2009 GP2 Series
(Arden International) 12th. 22 points. One 2nd (Valencia). One 3rd (Valencia).
2009-2010 GP2 Asia Series
        (Barwa Addax Team) 15th. 5 points.
2010 Formula One
(BMW Sauber F1 Team) test and reserve driver.
GP2 Series
(Barwa Addax Team) 2nd. 71 points. Five wins (Monaco, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps, Yas Marina). One 2nd (Hockenheim). One 3rd (Hungaroring).
2011 Formula One
(Sauber F1 Team) 16th. 14 points.
2012 Formula One
(Sauber F1 Team) 10th. 66 points. Two 2nd (Malaysia, Italy).
2013 Formula One
(Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) 11th. 49 points.
2014 Formula One
(Sahara Force India F1 Team) 10th. 59 points. One 3rd (Bahrain).

TEAM HISTORY
Names, titles, points...
2008 Force India Formula One Team
10th, 0 points - Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella.
2009 Force India F1 Team
9th, 13 points - Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella | Vitantonio Liuzzi.
2010 Force India F1 Team
7th, 68 points - Adrian Sutil, Vitantonio Liuzzi.
2011 Force India F1 Team
6th, 69 points - Adrian Sutil, Paul di Resta.
2012 Force India F1 Team
7th, 109 points - Paul di Resta, Nico Hulkenberg.
2013 Sahara Force India F1 Team
6th, 77 points - Paul di Resta, Adrian Sutil.
2014 Sahara Force India F1 Team
6th, 155 points - Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez.
TEAM's HISTORY
Cars, years, engines...



Model: VJM01
Year: 2008
Engine: Ferrari 056
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0

Model: VJM02
Year: 2009
Engine: Mercedes FO 108W
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 1

Model: VJM03
Year: 2010
Engine: Mercedes FO 108X
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 0

Model: VJM04
Year: 2011
Engine: Mercedes FO 108X
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0

Model: VJM05
Year: 2012
Engine: Mercedes FO 108Z
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 1

Model: VJM06
Year: 2013
Engine: Mercedes FO 108F
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0

Model: VJM07
Year: 2014
Engine: Mercedes PU106A Hybrid
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 1

Model: VJM08
Year: 2015
Engine: Mercedes PU106B Hybrid
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 1

DRIVERS
Names and results



Adrian
Sutil


Years: 2008-11,2013
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 123

Giancarlo
Fisichella


Years: 2008-2009
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 8

Vitantonio
Liuzzi


Years: 2009-2010
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 19

Paul
di Resta


Years: 2011-2013
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 121

Nico
Hulkenberg


Years: 2012,2013-15
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 1
Points: 169

Sergio
Perez


Years: 2014-2015
Wins: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 1
Points: 66

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