Thursday, 18 December 2014

Sahara Force India target Williams Martini Racing Team next season

(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)

The Sahara Force India Formula One Team have confirmed that they are targeting Williams Martini Racing next season.

THE Silverstone based outfit had their best season in a number of years in 2014, with Sergio (Checco) Perez scoring the team’s first podium finish since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix when he finished the Bahrain night Grand Prix in third place behind the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

The Williams Martini Racing Team who, like Force India use Mercedes power finished the 2014 season in third place in the championship while Force India themselves finished the season in 6th place in the standings just behind McLaren.

The Silverstone based outfit’s technical director Andrew Green believes that recent improvements at the team will help them to fight Williams in 2015.

Force India announced on December 4 that they will utilize the Toyota wind-tunnel in Cologne, Germany. Green stated that he is extremely excited by what the team are bringing to the VJM08 for next season and is happy with the progress from Mercedes.

The team go into the 2015 season with plenty of stability as both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez being retained for a second season. Hulkenberg has stated that having Sergio Perez as his team mate in 2014 has helped him to raise his game in Formula One to become a better driver.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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