F1’s new team for 2008: Force India

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Spyker, Interlagos, 2007 | Spyker / EgmondSpyker is set to be renamed Force India next year pending approval from the World Motor Sports Council. Bernie Ecclestone has already approved the move.

The team’s new owner Vijay Mallya wants to re-brand the team, giving it its fourth name in as many years. It will continue to be based near Silverstone circuit in the UK.

Indian drivers Karun Chandok (GP2) and Narain Karthikeyan (Williams F1 tester) have been linked to drives with the team.

It is not the first time a team has been used the name of a nation. Past examples include British Racing Motors, British Racing Partnership, British American Racing, Ecurie Nationale Belge and English Racing Automobiles.

Photo: Spyker / Egmond

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