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. The interim Honda cars used to be plain black – not exactly an awesomely attractive colour. Interim colours can give little or no clue at all to the actual livery.

  2. All that is fine, but are these guys going to have a ‘Force India’ team without an Indian driver? There is total silence at the moment on that. Mallya’s plans for marketing F1 in India might fall flat without it.

  3. just a fun thing; since yesterday the website http://forceindiaf1.com/ has changed, see post from yesterday. no the message is errror. a search on whois gives kingfisher airlines as owner. so things might be happening..

  4. sushant said on 16th November 2007, 10:58

    i feel very proud to see Indian f1 car. hope it will perform well.

  5. i am really proud to c an indian car on da circuit.da car looks excellent better than spykar.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!.

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

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

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

    Go INDIA Go………..

  14. 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…

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

    Yep there’s pictures of it here.

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