Here it is, the Force India VJM11
After much anticipation of a name change, Force India will remain Force India – at least for now – and have unveiled their VJM11.
Force India were the last team to reveal their 2018 Formula 1 car, introducing the VJM11 to the world in the Barcelona paddock moments before pre-season testing.
The big unveiling was expected to come with an announcement regarding a new name, however, that failed to materialise.
According to whispers in the paddock, it may come before the season begins – Force India just aren’t yet ready to reveal it.
As for the team’s 2018 car, which will be driven by Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, it is decked out in a pink livery in keeping with the team’s BWT sponsorship.
The shark fin is gone as per this year’s regulations while Force India’s Halo is very much a pink affair.
#F1Testing #VJM11 first photos, with @SChecoPerez and @OconEsteban! Nice work @ForceIndiaF1 pic.twitter.com/btKK9xQqn3
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Development driver Nikita Mazepin will be at the wheel for the Mercedes-powered car’ on Monday.