Force India to use Toyota’s wind tunnel in Cologne


The Sahara Force India team have announced that they will use the Toyota Motorsport GmbH wind tunnel facilities in Cologne, Germany, from 2015.

The team have announced that the facility in Germany will replace its own wind tunnel facilities in Brackley as its nominated site for aerodynamic testing.

Dr Vijay Mallya, the Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India, was happy to announce the deal with Toyota, and believes it is an indication of the teams’ ambitions as they continue to race in Formula 1.

“The decision to use Toyota’s facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to continue as a competitive force in Formula One,” insisted Mallya. “It’s one of the most significant decisions in our history and gives us access to what is regarded as one of the finest wind tunnels in the world.

“We have used the facility previously on an ad hoc basis and we are aware of the advantages of basing all our aerodynamic research in Cologne. It will strengthen our approach and give us a solid base to build upon for the years to come.”

The team have confirmed that their facility in Brackley will continue to be operational and will be available for external customers.