Force India: It Took Us a decade to get to this point

Otmar Szafnauer from Force India said that the team was gradually taking over the challenge that the team had put forth for years.


Force India, which entered Formula 1 in 2008, ranked 10th in 2008 and finished ninth in 2009.

Vijay Mallya's team, who finished 2010 and 2012 in seventh place, finished sixth in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

By the year 2015, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez win the Force India in the fifth place, and in 2016 and 2017 they are the fourth best in team history.

As a result, Force India, which could be tenth in 2008, ranks fourth in 2017.

"It is a great success to complete the constructors championship in the fourth place for two years, and I have a great respect for all of the 400 employees working hard to make this possible."

"Both our employees at the factory and other people working with the team helped us pass the most successful season of our history with this effort, and we are proud of our performance."

"This year was more satisfactory in some respects than in last year ... We did not carry most of the things we developed in 2016. After the rule changes, it will be difficult to protect our place, but again we are in fourth place. we made a difference. "

"I do not remember another year of bringing so many new tracks to my races in my life, I've tried something new in almost every race, and we've made significant progress in the second half of 2017. We are usually the fastest fourth team after the summer. Even if we secure fourth, We had to bring in new updates to provide. "

"It was a long journey, and it actually took ten years before we reached this level, and this spore can not be a rapid development, so we had to put together the right things to get the results we have today."

"When we invested in the right people as a team, the technical part of Andrew Green's leadership continued to remain intact in true harmony."

"We've also made the right strategic decisions, like our choice of wind tunnel and engine partner, and in addition, being supported by new sponsors like BWT has helped us to take the final steps to success."

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When asked about the best and worst moment of 2017, Szafnauer said, "Probably both of them are Baku! We were very strong on that weekend and we missed two possible podiums.It is hard to accept, but I am proud of the spirit we have returned to and returned as a team. " said.