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 Force India VJM05
Successor Force India 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 Podiums Poles F.Laps
19 0 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 was 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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  2. ^ "Sahara Force India VJM06 -". 
  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. Archived from the original on 10 December 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. Archived from the original on 2 March 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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