• Force India news

Force India unveils the VJM05

ESPNF1 Staff
February 3, 2012 « Ferrari launches aggressive F2012 | Looks not important - Domenicali »
The new VJM05 is the fourth Force India to be powered by Mercedes © Sutton Images

Force India's VJM05 has been unveiled at a launch event at the Silverstone circuit near the team's headquarters.

The new car - which will be driven by Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg this season - features a stepped nose similar to that seen on the new Ferrari and Caterham cars, along with slim sidepods. Di Resta said that the aim with the car would be to overtake Lotus and finish fifth in the constructors' championship having missed out by four points in 2011.

"That's the big aim this year, to come fifth as a constructor," di Resta told Sky Sports News. "But to achieve that you're going to be overtaking a car manufacturer, which is a big thing in Formula One and a world championship (winning) team at that.

"We need to make that next step and the dedication of everyone around here - the buzz is still around - and I'm sure we're ready to make that step should our machine give us the competitiveness we need."