Force India F1 team 2016

F1 season preview 2016 - Force India car
15 Mar, 2016 1:50pm Stephen Errity

Twitter: @ForceIndiaF1
Engine: Mercedes 
Races: 150 
Wins:
Titles: 0
Last year: 5th (136pts)

Force India continued to be a stalwart of the midfield runners in 2015, not managing to finish ahead of Red Bull in the constructors’ table despite using the demonstrably superior Mercedes power unit. The outfit’s 2016 car looks good and has impressed in testing, so it’ll be hoping to challenge for the title of ‘best of the rest’ behind Mercedes and Ferrari. Testing was somewhat compromised by having to ensure lots of seat time for sponsored development driver Alfonso Celis Jr, however – showing that times are tight even for established upper-midfield teams.

Our verdict: Two solid drivers; should be neck-and-neck with Williams and Red Bull. But this is a team that hasn’t always lived up to its potential in the past. 

Drivers

Sergio Perez

Races: 95 
Wins:
Titles: 0
Last year: 9th 
Age: 26
Twitter: @SChecoPerez 

Did you know? Perez and brother Antonio (also a driver) both considered playing football professionally.

Nico Hulkenberg

Races: 96 
Wins:
Titles: 0
Last year: 10th 
Age: 28 
Twitter: @HulkHulkenberg

Did you know? Nico won the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours, driving a Porsche 919 Hybrid.

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