Force India VJM03
|Designer(s)||Mark Smith (Design Director)
James Key (former Technical Director)
Ian Hall (Project Leader)
Simon Phillips (Head of Aerodynamics)
|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)|
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"
|Notable entrants||Force India F1 Team|
|Notable drivers||14. Adrian Sutil
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi
|Debut||2010 Bahrain Grand Prix|
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.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|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|
† Driver failed to finish, but was classified as they had completed >90% of the race distance.
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