Formula 1

Force India VJM11’s “DNA” similar to 2017 car says Andrew Green

1 Mins read
Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

Andrew Green, Technical Director of the Sahara Force India F1 Team has said that the new VJM11 has retained most aspect of the team’s 2017 car.

The VJM10 helped Force India to their second successive fourth place finish in the Constructors’ Championship and brought the highest points tally that the team has achieved in a single season.

Speaking at the early morning launch of the VJM11 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Green revealed that the car is in keeping with the team’s understanding of the 2017 car.

“The DNA of the car is still very much that of last year’s car,” said Green.

“We took the decision, quite a while ago, that the launch specification of the 2018 car would be based around our understanding of the 2017 car, but with all new structures required by the regulations in place.”

Green then explained that the reasoning for the decision is that it allows the team to make any required changes quicker, due to familiarity. Green is hopeful that the choice will help Force India come into next month’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix with a car they have a solid understanding of.

“It is a starting point, a good reference from which to introduce changes quite quickly,” he added.

“It gives our aerodynamics department more time to develop a car for the first race in Australia, rather than having to release parts early for testing.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Toto Wolff: “Formula 1 had a well-deserved weekend off”

2 Mins read
Toto Wolff congratulated the hard work of everyone in the Formula 1 community for a busy couple of months ahead of the Russian Grand Prix.
Formula 1

McLaren looking to 'maximise all opportunities' in Russia

3 Mins read
At the first flyaway race of the season, McLaren are looking forward to the possibility of scoring decent points.
Formula 1

Stroll and Perez aiming high at Sochi

1 Mins read
BWT Racing Point Formula One Team are looking for strong results at Sochi Autodrom, with Stroll and Perez aiming for top points scoring finishes.

Leave a Reply