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Force India announce 2017 challenger launch date

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Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09. Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team Mexican Grand Prix, Sunday 31st October 2016. Mexico City, Mexico.

The Sahara Force India F1 Team are so far set to be the first F1 squad to reveal their 2017 machine, when they launch their challenger at their home base of Silverstone, on February 22.

The team have confirmed they have lots of things planned for the day, and fans should keep an eye on their website and social media accounts for further updates on what will be going down, ahead of winter testing in Barcelona.

They join the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and Scuderia Ferrari in announcing their launch dates ahead of the new season, with the current world champions set to reveal the W08 on February 23 at the same venue, and the Maranello based squad unveiling their 2017 challenger on February 24 at their own private Fiorano test circuit in Italy.

With new, highly-rated driver Esteban Ocon joining forces with Sergio Perez next season, it is once again set to be an exciting campaign for the Vijay Mallya owned squad in 2017, who have what looks to be an exciting and formidable driver line-up on their books.

The 2016 season saw Force India achieve their best ever result since competing in the sport, by claiming fourth place in the constructor’s standings ahead of Williams Martini Racing, who they were in a close run battle with all season, as well as the McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team.

The Silverstone based squad will be hoping to repeat that success in 2017, with a team and operation that is steadily becoming a real force to be reckoned with!

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