Pictures: First glimpse of Force India F1 team

Giedo van der Garde, Force India, Barcelona, 2007 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media GroupSpyker, which becomes Force India F1 Team in 2008, are testing at Barcelona in an interim livery today. Giedo van der Garde (McLaren development driver, Renault Word Series racer) and Roldan Rodriguez (GP2 racer) drove.

Hopefully the final car will look totally different, otherwise F1 looks set to lose the distinctive bright orange of Spyker for yet another pair of red and white cars. More pictures below, click for larger versions..

Giedo van der Garde, Force India, Barcelona, 2007, 2 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Giedo van der Garde

Giedo van der Garde, Force India, Barcelona, 2007, 3 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Giedo van der Garde

Roldan Rodriguez, Force India, Barcelona, 2007 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Roldan Rodriguez

Roldan Rodriguez, Force India, Barcelona, 2007, 2 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Roldan Rodriguez

Roldan Rodriguez, Force India, Barcelona, 2007, 3 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Roldan Rodriguez

Roldan Rodriguez, Force India, Barcelona, 2007, 4 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Roldan Rodriguez

Roldan Rodriguez, Force India, Barcelona, 2007, 5 | Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

Roldan Rodriguez

Photos: Peter J Fox / Crash Media Group

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35 comments on Pictures: First glimpse of Force India F1 team

  1. Looks like the new official site all right. I don’t know how fast the Force Indias will be on the track next year, but at least the website is good.

  2. anizilla said on 2nd December 2007, 7:45

    I cant believe u guys like the car’s paint job, don’t u guys think think the tricolour would have been better

  3. Depends how they would have gone about colouring the car. While I like green and orange (white’s not too bad, but it’s a little over-used on the grid), the wrong method of combining the colours can totally ruin the paint job. These things can only really be judged when the car has been given its paint job. What I can say is that this paint job is that the white and burgundy have been combined tastefully.

    The other thing to note is that Force India is 50% owned by Michel Mol and his companies. He’s Dutch, so there is probably a limit as to how patriotic the team can be without causing a problem at board level.

  4. hey guys forget about the colour…..mallya is gonna run the car without an indian driver in it….i bet narain is a far better race driver than all these rickshaw drivers that are testing the car now in jerez….narain is a little bull headed guy but i thought mallya with all his age and experience could mentor him and make him a winner for our country.

  5. anizilla said on 7th December 2007, 8:30

    What mallya doing is right! if he goes with narain or other indian drivers there wont be a team called force india in 2009 season…….mannn think about the future of the team. i say Ralf and fisichella would do good.

  6. i think it will be tough for forceindiaf1 in the formula 1 circuit. But Mallya has done a gr8 job & put india in the most exciting motorsport. Cheers to him!!!.

  7. anizilla said on 8th December 2007, 16:46

    you said it right, three cheers to Vijay Mallya and Chakde India

  8. akshay said on 11th January 2008, 7:08

    Go INDIA Go………..

  9. RICHARD said on 12th March 2008, 21:55

    FORCE INDIA HAVE PUT BRIGHT RED ON ALOT MORE OF THE CAR NOW AND ITS DAY GLOW RED TOO…

  10. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 12th March 2008, 22:13

    Yep there’s pictures of it here.

  11. RICHARD said on 13th March 2008, 19:39

    NO THATS THE OLD GREY , THERE IS RED ON THE REAR SIDE PODS AND REAR WING http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=93438&catID=1101-3070

  12. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th March 2008, 19:47

    Ah I see thanks for that – there weren’t any pictures of the car in Australia when I checked their site before. (There’s no need to shout though!)

  13. Ashwin said on 7th April 2008, 16:10

    WOW finally coming of age..An Indian Car on the F1 track..hopefully they wil get into top 8 by 2010. and also our own F1 track..Go kingfisher Go ForceIndia

  14. anizilla aka anirudh said on 28th February 2009, 13:40

    as i said in 2008 and I quot –

    “I cant believe u guys like the car’s paint job, don’t u guys think think the tricolour would have been better”

    Force India listened to my precious comment and this year(2009) they have designed a tricolour livery

  15. Ash said on 5th April 2010, 13:51

    proud to see india on f1 track its greate
    keep it up force india pls anyone post here for me when will be the next f1 championship started…..

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