Force India VJM06

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Force India VJM06
Adrian Sutil 2013 Malaysia FP1.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Force India
Designer(s) Andrew Green
(Technical Director)
Predecessor VJM05
Successor VJM07
Technical specifications[1][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) Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pullrod. Inboard gearbox mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly.
Engine Mercedes-Benz FO 108F 2.4 L (146 cu in) V8 (90°). Naturally aspirated, 18,000 RPM limited with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains KERS, mid-mounted.
Transmission McLaren Racing McLaren Racing 7-speed, semi-automatic, ‘e-shift’
Weight 642 kg (1,415.4 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Mobil
Mobil 1 product lubricant
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)[3]
Competition history
Notable entrants Sahara Force India F1 Team
Notable drivers 14. United Kingdom Paul di Resta[4]
15. Germany Adrian Sutil[5]
Debut 2013 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
19 0 0 0

The Force India VJM06[6] is a Formula One racing car designed and built by the Force India team for use in the 2013 season where it is scheduled to be driven by Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil,[4][5] who returned to the team after spending the 2012 season out of the sport. The car was launched on 1 February 2013 at the team's base near the Silverstone Circuit, and is complete redesign of the previous year's car.[7]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
2013 Sahara Force India F1 Team Mercedes-Benz
FO 108F
P Paul di Resta 8 Ret 8 4 7 9 7 9 11 18 Ret Ret 20 Ret 11 8 6 15 11 77 6th
Adrian Sutil 7 Ret Ret 13 13 5 10 7 13 Ret 9 16 10 20 14 9 10 Ret 13

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


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  3. ^ Noble, Jonathan; Beer, Matt (11 December 2013). "F1 teams expert enough to avoid early tyre struggles – Ross Brawn". (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Paul di Resta". (Force India). 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. Paul di Resta enters his third season as a full-time F1 race driver with Sahara Force India in 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Adrian Sutil completes Sahara Force India's 2013 line-up". (Force India). 28 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. Sahara Force India is pleased to announce that Adrian Sutil will complete its driver line-up for the 2013 season. 
  6. ^ Rencken, Dieter; Beer, Matt (18 January 2013). "Force India won't reveal second driver at 2013 Formula 1 car launch". (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 19 January 2013. [When] asked if Force India would confirm its line-up before or during the event, Fernley said: "No. The launch is to launch the VJ06." 
  7. ^ Anderson, Ben; Tremayne, Sam (1 February 2013). "Force India VJM06 launch: New car a total rethink". (Haymarket Media Group). Retrieved 2 February 2013. 

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