Force India has confirmed the extension of their contract with Sergio Perez for next season. For the Mexican racer, this will be his sixth season on the team. The confirmation of the contract is no surprise, and the team announced the news after successfully negotiating with sponsors Sergio Perez. The Mexican, who has been playing for the team since the 2014 season, has the best result in third place. He finished seventh in the previous two seasons in the overall standings, and is also currently in that position. He said: "I am very happy to finally be able to reveal my future. I am very motivated for next season. Force India has been my home since 2014. The team has believed in me all these years and allowed me to be able to make my racing I show my knowledge on the track We have achieved a lot of success in the last five years, cl
The FIA has confirmed that a new Racing Point Force India team will enter the championship with the race for the Belgian GP. Although this is the old Force India team taken over by Lawrence Stroll, the FIA solved the team's disadvantage by excluding the Force India team from the championship, leaving the Indian team without 59 constructor points, as many as they have collected so far this year. season. The new Racing Point Force India team is thus fighting for points to start from scratch, but as far as both racers are concerned it is considered as if they have merely switched employers so they will keep the points. It is rumored, however, that already at the next race in Monza we could see an extensive change of racers, as Lance Stroll is expected to leave Williams and join the Racing Point Force India, and his place will be sensationally taken by the reserve
German AutoBild reports that Lawrence Stroll, the father of Williams racer Lance Stroll, has bought the Indian team Force India, which has recently found itself in severe financial distress and was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. Lawrence had previously invested some of his finances in the Williams team, for which his son is racing, but the lack of team development lured him into investing in his team. Former owners Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy and Michiel Mol have also found themselves in trouble as Mallya is not allowed to leave the UK and Roy is already serving a prison sentence. The purchase or investment probably means that Lance will transfer to his father's team, and the space for him is supposed to be vacated by Esteban Ocon, who is already in talks with Renault. This will trigger a wave in the racing market, as Carlos is supposed to
Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas avoided losing starting places under the 107 percent fastest lap rule, although our unofficial sources claimed that was not the case. After a lengthy session, the commissioners ruled that the five riders, although they did not complete the 107 percent of the fastest lap of the race in the first part of the qualifiers, would still be allowed to take part in the race. The official explanation was that due to the emergency situation, the rule prevails that says that the starting line in the top ten consists of racers who participated in the last part of the qualifications.
Force India development racer Alonso Celis will experience his first run at the Formula 1 racing weekend as part of the Bahrain Grand Prix, when he will be behind the wheel of a race car in his first free practice. This will be his first of seven scheduled performances this season. He will replace Sergio Perez. The 8-year-old Mexican had already tested with the team on the Pirelli test last year in Abu Dhabi, and we also saw him on two days of pre-season testing. This season, he combines his obligations in the highest class of motorsport with competition in Formula V3,5 XNUMX.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg drove only partial training on the third day, with Nico Hülkenberg being the best. While Sebastian Vettel was the fastest for the first two days, Hülkenberg recorded yesterday's training for his own good. As said, Mercedes decided not to drive all the laps and split the test between the two racers, yesterday’s training was taken advantage of by Carlos Sainz jr. from the Toro Rosso team, who drove 161 laps. "I suggested the change myself because it makes it easier for me to focus on the car and the ride," Rosberg commented on the change in plans for yesterday's training. Nevertheless, the Mercedes car proves its reliability, driving as many as 172 laps on Tuesday. “Tuesday’s training was actually too much for me and in the end I was no longer able to concentrate perfectly
One of the teams that decided to present before the start of the first tests this year is Force India. At 8:30, they unveiled their race car or, as they posted on Twitter, the treasure with which Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will race. Before that, it will be tested by test driver Alfonso Celis during the day. The car was painted silver-black while retaining their distinctive green and orange color. The team is enthusiastic about it, and based on the pictures you can create your own opinion.
Force India development racer Alfonso Celis will have the honor of driving down the track with a race car during this year’s first tests in Barcelona. He already experienced a Formula 1 car last year after appearing in tests after a race in Abu Dhabi. Otherwise, he competed in Formula Renault 3,5 and GP3 last season, where he achieved his first podium finish at Spa-Francorchamps. The Mexican will be behind the wheel of the VJM09 on Monday and Thursday, and regular drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will be tested for the remaining two days. Celis will also have seven free practice sessions during the season. For other tests, four days were split between Perez and Hulkenberg. Perez will drive on the first and third day, and Hulkenberg on the second and fourth.
Formula 1 teams present their new race cars. The Force India team will make its presentation as part of this year's first official training sessions in Barcelona, on Monday at 08.30 directly on the racetrack. Their race car designation this year is VJM09. Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez will again this year try to improve the outstanding result of last year's team, which achieved, for them, an excellent fifth place in the team standings. Pérez was ninth and Hülkenberg tenth in the Formula 1 drivers' standings.
Mercedes reserve racer Pascal Wehrlein will make his Formula 2016 debut in the 1 season as he has signed a contract with Manor. "Manor Racing is a great place to start my career in the highest class of motorsport. I am honored to be part of the team," said the 2014-year-old current DTM Series champion, who has participated in eight F1 tests since XNUMX. "It's a small and fully focused team. I can't wait to meet the staff. Although this will be my first season, I want to help Stephen Fitzpatrick, the team owner, and the other members a lot in achieving the goals. The challenge will be trouble, but I'm sure we will they also managed to get to the points. It will be fun, "he added. Fitzpatrick commented on the post, saying: "Wehrlein is a sharp racer with a promising future. We are pleased that with