Force India reveal first picture of VJM07

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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

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  1. icemangrins (@icemangrins) said on 22nd January 2014, 22:26

    Interesting livery from FI. Now, it is Saubers turn to change that boring livery that they had for 4 years. It is a team from SWISS.. they can do a lot with their red and white color theme…. Grey is so dull

  2. Trido (@trido) said on 22nd January 2014, 22:50

    Holy hell, that is the nicest livery I’ve seen in a while. I hope they aren’t like Williams (I think?) who have nice liveries in pre season testing then revert to something less nice for the season.

  3. SauberS1 (@saubers1) said on 22nd January 2014, 23:30

    It’s a very nice car!

  4. Noah (@lotus22) said on 23rd January 2014, 1:23

    beautiful car, though there is a lack of nose in this picture, hopefully they’re not trying to hide something

  5. Scottie (@scottie) said on 23rd January 2014, 4:31

    I think it’s going to end up looking like a Tyrrell from ’97:

    http://didier.andlauer.free.fr/F1/dossiers_f1/inventions/Tyrrell_1997_4.JPG

  6. Fixy (@fixy) said on 23rd January 2014, 21:56

    I thought “double” airboxes were banned?
    And it looks like a render to me, with the Claro logo flat on a bulky surface and the wheels with no depth. It looks like the drawing the livery’s designer used to show his idea off.

  7. Damon (@damon) said on 26th January 2014, 21:12

    @scottie
    Well, the livery reminds of the 1995-96 Minardi, doesn’t it?
    http://motorsportrants.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/luca-minardi-580×399.jpg

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