Last year 6th (155pts)
Along with Sauber and Lotus, Force India was one of the smaller F1 teams to threaten a boycott of last year’s United States Grand Prix in a dispute about how the sport’s wealth is shared out, and it looks to be on a far from solid footing as the new season begins.
It missed the first test entirely, brought its 2014 car to the second test and only unveiled its 2015 car at the final test. That lack of running time will cost drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg dearly and gives both Lotus and Toro Rosso the opportunity to make hay while Force India plays catch-up.
Our verdict: Force India is starting the 2015 season on the back foot and looks unlikely to make any big strides over the coming months.
Last yr 9th (96pts)
Did you know? Hulkenberg will compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June for the Porsche factory team.
Last yr 10th (59pts)
Did you know? Perez says he would have become a lawyer if he hadn’t gone into motor racing.