Thursday, February 7, 2008

Force India Unveiled

At a glitzy affair in Mumbai, Force India unveiled its new look for the forthcoming season as it took wraps of its 2008 challenger. Based on the 2007 Spyker F8-VII, the new car is predominantly white with flashes of gold and features the Kingfisher brand across the rear wing and airbox.

“Five years ago if anyone had questioned if there would be an Indian team on the grid, the answer would have been ‘no way’”, Vijay Mallya began. “Formula One is very expensive. The budget for 2008 is in excess of 120 million dollars. India as we knew her was not ready for this commitment to sport. Today I am proud a F1 car is being unveiled here in Mumbai. I have been motivated not only by the power of a billion hearts but also by the fantastic team I have.

We inherited a team whose performance was not that great,” Mallya continued. “I will also acknowledge that this is a huge challenging task – the only sport I know where a fraction of a second is the difference. It is satisfying to be part of a movement where competition is at the pinnacle. Force India Formula One will demonstrate steady progress moving forward. When India hosts a Grand Prix in 2010, Force India will be on the podium.”

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