Force India refute Aus GP rumours

Date published: February 2 2015

Force India insist they will contest the season-opening Australian GP despite rumours to the contrary.

Having failed to make their way to Jerez for the first pre-season test, there has been speculation Force India are in financial difficulty.

This was compounded by a report in Germany that claimed the team did not yet have a 2015 monocoque from supplier EOM as the "bills have not been paid."

The report went on to state that making the season-opener in Australia was now "virtually impossible" for Force India.

The team, though, has refuted this.

"We will definitely be in Melbourne and are still planning to test in Barcelona," a Force India spokesperson told Sky Sports News HQ.