Force India celebrate after Giancarlo Fisichella takes pole position (pictures)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Giancarlo Fisichella's manager Enrico Zanarini celebrates in the Force India pit
Giancarlo Fisichella's manager Enrico Zanarini celebrates in the Force India pit

The Force India pit exploded with joy as Giancarlo Fisichella gave the team its first ever pole position.

It was the first pole position for the team in its current form. The Silverstone-based squad last had a car on pole at the Nurburgring in 1999 for the European Grand Prix.

That was when the team was still Jordan. Since then it has gone through two other identities – MidlandF1 and Spyker – without setting a pole position.

It remains to be seen how much fuel Fisichella has for tomorrow’s race. But he stands an excellent chance of scoring the team’s first point – something they’ve come close to doing in the past, but haven’t managed yet.

For Fisichella it was his first pole position since the 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang – which was also the occasion of his last F1 win. If he manages to do that tomorrow, expect the scene of jubilation to exceed even these:

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Images (C) Force India F1 Team