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Force India formula one team delay KERS launch

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The Force India formula one team has delayed the introduction of KERS into their race challengers. The Force India team were planning to use their Engine suppliers McLaren’s KERS system. But as the team was unable to test the KERS system at Jerez they went against using it.

Adrian Sutil was quoted as saying

“We won’t be using it for the first races, so we didn’t test it in Jerez – we just concentrated on the main things,” Adrian Sutil said.

“It’s not a real disadvantage to do the first races without it as we can see some of the other teams have had issues. At least you know what you have and you just run without KERS. There could be some reliability issues if you don’t fully understand it and then run it.”

Adrian Sutil was also happy with the performance of the new VJM-02 car ,

ā€˜Iā€™m quite happy because we could do some good testing in Jerez. At first we had a few problems with the car, but then we sorted it out and could do some good running. It was the first proper time on circuit, so we still need time to understand everything but the overall feeling was very good, definitely.ā€™ the German said

It is interesting to note that Force India’s engine suppliers McLaren are planning to use the KERS system in their cars from the Australian Grand Prix itself.

The KERS system is also known as regenerative braking. Its a positive step towards environmental friendliness also. The Kinetic energy of the cars is stored whenever the brakes are applied. This energy may be stored in Flywheels or electrical circuits with the help of capacitors. This energy can later be reused, so instead of wasting all the Kinetic energy as heat or sound, part of it is stored


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    March 11th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Force India formula one release the VJM -02 (Photos)

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    Well, the Force India team today released their new 2009 challenger christened the VJM -02. Here are some studio and shakedown shots released by Force India F1 via its media channel. As you can see the car truly represents the Indian tricolor now, saffron, white and green.

    force india studio VJM 02

     force india studio VJM 02 and adrian sutil and fisichella

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     VJM 02 shakedown adrian sutil

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    March 1st, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Force India formula one splurges more on glamour

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    force f1 launch 2009

    In the time of recession one would hope that teams cut down on unnecessary expenses and would focus on the game and also on satisfying the millions of fans due to which they are still in business. But who can predict Force India’s actions, they have roped  in yet another actor (politically correct term for actress) to promote their f1 outfit. Deepika Padhukone is set to be the new face of Force India F1.

    While their brand ambassadors keep getting smarter and more expensive every year, how much their performance has improved over the off season remains to be seen. At the launch of their 2009 car also , the guest list included Bollywood actresses, but it remains to be seen whether any fans were invited to the event !

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    February 15th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Narain Karthikeyan and Vijay Mallya, who’s the good guy ?

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    Well, last week’s comments by Vijay Mallya have outraged a lot of people in India, is the sport of formula one so shallow and money minded that anyone can come and buy a team with his overflowing millions and then comment upon drivers and other hard working people in F1.

    People in Europe and Americas are probably unaware of the kind of outrage that Vijay Mallya’s comments have caused in India’s formula one fans.

    I really admire Vijay Mallya, mainly for the fact that he has brought India on the world map in a large number of places, liquor being 1. But formula one is not one of them. Narain Karthikeyan was the Indian who had brought India to the world stage in formula one. His sponsors like JK Tyre and TATA were the ones who put India on the formula one map not Kingfisher, not Vijay Mallya.

    Narain Karthikeyan became the first Indian driver in formula one, he was a test driver for Williams. Even in the defunct Jordans, he drove his heart out. Steve Slater and Chris Goodwin praised his guts and moves. The kind of aggression he showed in racing was praised by all. Michael Schumacher, Emerson Fittpaldi and Tiago Monteiro (his teammate) all praised his guts.

    Then along came Mr. Mallya, bought over a defunct formula one outfit and named it after India. That was good, but his comments about Indian drivers was uncalled for. Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan are good drivers, better than if not as good as Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella. Both of them have WON races at every stage of racing they have competed in and are very much competitive when pitted against the best of drivers.

    Mr. Mallya’s obsession with glamour and foreigners is not appreciated by this formula one fan. I would much rather have one of the Ambanis or the TATAs in formula one.

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    December 27th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Lewis Hamilton gets pole position at Japanese Grand Prix

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    lewis hamilton japan

    Lewis Hamilton steered his McLaren to a very important pole position today at the Fuji speedway. The rain from the morning had almost dried , and the conditions were ideal for the run of the mill qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton’s title rival Felipe Massa could only manage a fifth, while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen got the second place in his Ferrari behind the Brit.

    Heiki Kovalainen made it in 3rd place making sure that McLaren can give a strong challenge in the constructor’s championship. Force India were as usual in dismal form and last place.

    The Toyotas also fared well amongst rumours of bankruptcy and financial woes. They got 7th and 8th place respectively.

    Result of the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying :

    1. Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.404

    2. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:18.644

    3. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.821

    4. Fernando Alonso (Spn) Renault 1:18.852

    5. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari 1:18.874

    6. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:18.979

    7. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota 1:19.026

    8. Timo Glock (Ger) Toyota 1:19.118

    9. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:19.638

    10. Sebastien Bourdais (Fra) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.167

    11. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault 1:18.187

    12. Nelson Piquet (Brz) Renault 1:18.274

    13. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 1:18.354

    14. Kazuki Nakajima (Jpn) Williams-Toyota 1:18.594

    15. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 1:18.672

    16. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:18.835

    17. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 1:18.882

    18. Jenson Button (GB) Honda 1:19.100

    19. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India-Ferrari 1:19.163

    20. Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Force India-Ferrari 1:19.910

    Photo : , media centre
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