Force India VJM03

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Force India VJM03
Liuzzi Bahrain 2010 (cropped).jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Force India
Designer(s) Mark Smith (Design Director)[1]
James Key (former Technical Director)[1]
Ian Hall (Project Leader)
Simon Phillips (Head of Aerodynamics)[1]
Predecessor VJM02
Successor VJM04
Technical specifications[2]
Chassis Carbon fibre composite monocoque with Zylon legality side anti-intrusion panels
Suspension (front) Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pushrod. Inboard chassis mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly
Suspension (rear) as front
Engine Mercedes-Benz FO 108X 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted
Transmission McLaren Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear Electronic shift system
Weight 620 kg (1,367 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Mobil
Tyres Bridgestone Potenza
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrants Force India F1 Team
Notable drivers 14. Germany Adrian Sutil
15. Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Debut 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
19 0 0 0

The Force India VJM03 was a Formula One motor racing car designed and built by the Force India team for the 2010 season. It was driven by Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi and was unveiled online, on 9 February 2010. The car made its track début the following day at the second group test at Circuito de Jerez. In Bahrain, Sutil and Liuzzi qualified 10th and 12th respectively. Liuzzi finished ninth, scoring two points, while Sutil spun in an oil leak caused by Mark Webber in the Red Bull before finishing outside the points, in twelfth position.

Adrian Sutil qualified fourth for the Malaysian Grand Prix.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2010 Force India F1 Team Mercedes FO 108X V8 B BHR AUS MAL CHN ESP MON TUR CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR BRA ABU 68 7th
Sutil 12 Ret 5 11 7 8 9 10 6 8 17 Ret 5 16 9 Ret Ret 12 13
Liuzzi 9 7 Ret Ret 15 9 13 9 16 11 16 13 10 12 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret

Driver failed to finish, but was classified as they had completed >90% of the race distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Straw, Edd (2010-02-11). "Force India VJM03". Autosport 199 (6): pp. 38–41. 
  2. ^ "VJM03 Technical Specification". forceindiaf1.com. Force India. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 

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