karthikeyan the first formula one driver for the country has said he is not intrested in being part of the Formula one team . This comes after Mallya has said he is retaining both its drivers for the 2009 season . karthikeyan has said that the new team is no better than spyker , Formula one race is where machine is important than man . Vijay mallya is shelling out huge cash in to the formula one event , last season force India is the only team to compete till last without a point . let 2009 bring in good time for the team.
One team on the grid has seen more change in the past few years than all the others combined. From Jordan to Midland to Spyker, they started 2008 as Force India. With a new billionaire owner, Dr Vijay Mallya, Ferrari engines, a strengthened technical team headed by the irrepressible Mike Gascoyne, and a driver line-up featuring veteran Giancarlo Fisichella and promising talent Adrian Sutil, it was a fresh start.
Nevertheless, in Melbourne both Sutil and Fisichella surpassed expectations, qualifying relatively strongly in 17th and 19th. Though they were well adrift of the pole position time (and neither finished the race), it was a warning shot to the team’s nearest rivals, in particular fellow backmarkers Super Aguri, and even to some of the bigger names (Renault’s Piquet qualified down in 21st).
Off track, their reputation grew as well – Force India are fast becoming the party team of the paddock, rivalling even Red Bull for celebrity pull, while there’s an ever-growing Indian fan base ready to cheer them on ahead of a future Indian Grand Prix.
Gascoyne and team principal Colin Kolles would leave, with Mallya taking direct control for the coming season. The Ferrari engines have also been ditched in favour of a more encompassing link-up with McLaren and Mercedes-Benz for 2009, encompassing engine, gearbox and KERS.
Force India are clearly in the midst of yet another evolution – perhaps even revolution – and with the 2009 regulation changes set to mix things up, and with their development programme now well-rooted, Mallya’s team may yet make good their ambitious aims.
All the best………….. Rock on force india
Standadization of engines does not enable the constructors to show their expertise in the machine and the results are based on the drivers capababilities
“The Board of Directors also examined the proposed changes to the Formula One regulations, in the light of the current global economic crisis.
“Whilst reiterating its wholehearted commitment to a substantial and needed reduction in costs in Formula One, starting with propulsion, the Ferrari Board of Directors expressed strong concerns regarding plans to standardise engines as it felt that such a move would detract from the entire raison of a sport with which Ferrari has been involved continuously since 1950, a raison d’etre based principally on competition and technological development.
“The Board of Directors expressed the opinion that should these key elements be diminished, it would have to re-evaluate, with its partners the viability of continuing its presence in the sport.”