Force India reveal first picture of VJM07

2014 F1 cars

Force India VJM07, 2014

Force India have become the first team to reveal an image of their 2014 F1 contender.

The VJM07 was shown for the first time by the team on Twitter.

“I always enjoy seeing a Formula One car come to life, but I can?t remember so much anticipation ahead of a new season,” said managing director Vijay Mallya.

“The rule changes have presented us with a huge challenge, but I?m very proud of the approach we have taken and the direction of the technical team. It will be fascinating to see how different teams have interpreted the rules and at this stage it?s impossible to predict who has done the best job.

“It?s this uncertainty that should make for a very entertaining season of racing, which is great news for the fans.”

One of the first noticeable changes on the new car is a revised colour scheme. “The new car livery reflects the way Sahara Force India is evolving.”

“I?ve always believed the saffron, white and green livery has made our cars the most eye-catching, but adding black as a main colour gives us a fierce new look.”

“The national colours of India remain an integral part of the car, but the tiger has become a panther! As we enter our seventh season with new partnerships and new names on the car, our contemporary new look helps signal our ambition.”

The new car is the first to benefit from Force India’s expanded agreement with Mercedes which includes its 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine, energy recovery systems and eight-speed gearbox. Force India confirmed the car uses pullrod suspension at the rear and pushrods at the front.

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107 comments on Force India reveal first picture of VJM07

  1. dz06 (@dz06) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:17

    not livery related but this is the year for FI to make an impression on the top teams, that’s a lot of talent, best lineup they’ve ever had. Considering the days of Fisi and Sutil are probably the second best lineup. I expect big things from them this year. A couple of podiums, consistently in Q3 and maybe even a run at P4 in the constructors.

  2. t3x (@t3x) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:17

    Love it !!! what a great look.
    Is that a big fat walrus type nose there?

  3. dz06 (@dz06) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:19

    and it should be easy coupling the Mallya money with that good Carlos Slim/Checo Telmex/Claro dinero.

  4. Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:24

    Well, I have to say I do quite like that. Nice little shake up of the livery.

  5. Calum (@calum) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:25

    First unveil – Nice surprise.

    Need to see other angles of the nose before judging, the colours look nice though.

  6. sato113 (@sato113) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:25

    best looking car we’ve had in F1 for a while!

  7. TheBass (@) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:27

    Surprisingly nice design. I’ve always disliked the liveries of Force India almost as much as the uninspired name, but this is definitely a big step in the right direction.

  8. Meander (@meander) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:33

    Awesome! Was never really a fan of FI, but switching this year because of the line up. This new livery certainly helps. I’m onboard!
    Wonder how the ugly shirt fits in with this though.

  9. chris (@9chris9) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:34

    Certainly got my attention, and will definitely stand out in the races, expect to see that car plastered in the papers and mags as the car off F1. May just attract some new viewers too.

  10. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:37

    Hell! That looks amazing! Wasn’t expecting this!

  11. Fab F1 (@fabf1) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:39

    Fantastic, I always wanted to see a new look for FI. I think they got a great one. And looks like they got a handful of new sponsers too. And As per Green the nose currently has is launch specific, and they will chnage it when they are ready to test that feature. Any way good luck for the team, and with a great lineup they can achieve some great results.

  12. JayGeeWales (@jaygeewales) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:41

    Can’t really see but looks like the awful step has gone in favour of a slope, huge improvement for me. Like the livery loads – looks more mean and competitive. Let’s hope it lives up to that on the track.

  13. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:42

    Taking black as a base color is nice especially considering the fact that it looks very sharp with green and orange but the design seems like the green and orange has been accidentally splashed.

    Looks SHABBY!

  14. sushant008 (@sushant008) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:46

    Man this team just keeps geeting better. I love it!

  15. Nick (@npf1) said on 22nd January 2014, 9:49

    It kinda looks like the illegitimate child of last year’s Sauber and Force India liveries.

    That being said, I’m glad they added black, not red.

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