Force India

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Wasn't it always thus? All the teams are interested in is themselves, whoever came up with the idea of them having any involvement in the management of the sport needs their bumps felt.
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Yep once again thw frogs in the saucepan on the hob are failing to notice that it's getting hotter.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Suggestion is a Mercedes B team will be formed from Force India 's situation . Force India have always fought for the smaller team's corner and the balance of power will shift to Merc possibly which needs to be avoided at all costs

Incidentally the team will stop car development until a buyer is found which means that the team will fall backwards in the midfield battle.. so Mclaren could overtake them as well
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Well if its a Mercedes B team Lawrence Stroll wants lets see how he copes if either Ocon or Russell wipes the floor off Lance Stroll
 

marksawatsky

Podium Finisher
Contributor
Ok, so who would Lance want as a team mate at TFKAFI (team formerly know as Force India)? Certainly not Ocon, maybe they should try to get Vandoorn, he's kinda slow and available
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Ha. Put Vandorne in a decent car where he is not 2nd class citizen and we'll see how slow he is.
 

Izumi

Banned
Well, the latest is a strategical move on how to become No. 1 driver. Just have papa to buy you a team, and lobby at a dinner table at home. Success rate could be very high. I feel sorry for his teammate already.
 
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Angel

Pole Sitter
Contributor
Stroll-backed consortium saves Force India F1 team

Confirmation on Autosport. I expect a name change and a similar deal with Merc that Haas have with Ferrari.

Can they afford to change the name though? Doesn't that then lose them any prize money they've already won this year? Or is that only the case if they change it between seasons? I don't know the exact rules on that, but I do know it can affect what prize money they get depending in when they do it and if the other teams agree to it or something. Anyone know the exact rules on this?

Izumi I agree, I feel sorry for his team mate already as well. I am guessing it's likely to be Perez?
 

Izumi

Banned
I think the name can (and probably will) be changed only for 2019.
Food for thought - when drivers of caliber Ocon and Perez are might end up without a drive in 2019, then something is seriously wrong. Haas might through a life line, maybe RBR...
 

Izumi

Banned
I think the name can (and probably will) be changed only for 2019.
Food for thought - when drivers of caliber Ocon and Perez are might end up without a drive in 2019, then something is seriously wrong. Haas might throw a life line, maybe RBR...
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Il_leone

Champion Elect
There are concerns that Force India might be a Mercedes B team or junior team swinging the shift from the private and smaller teams in favour of the big 3 in the power struggle

Apparently Ocon is a friend of Lance Stroll plus he is a Mercedes backed driver so you would think Toto would put his influence there because he also wants to make sure George Russell is in F1 next season

So to me Perez has to leave Force India . His opportunities to drive for a top team has gone and his sponsorship connections would mean he would be a good fit for Haas or Sauber
 
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