Force India to use Toyota wind tunnel

Date published: December 4 2014

Force India’s efforts for 2015 are to be bolstered by the use of Toyota Motorsport’s wind tunnel facilities.

From next year onwards, Force India will have use of the wind tunnel facilities which are located in Cologne, Germany.

Force India’s own facilities in Brackley will remain open and ‘available for external customers.’

Speaking about the decision, team principal Vijay Mallya explained: “The decision to use Toyota’s facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to continue as a competitive force in Formula One.

“It’s one of the most significant decisions in our history and gives us access to what is regarded as one of the finest wind tunnels in the world.

“We have used the facility previously on an ad hoc basis and we are aware of the advantages of basing all our aerodynamic research in Cologne.

“It will strengthen our approach and give us a solid base to build upon for the years to come.”