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Force India and McLaren Mercedes Confirm Deal

Force India and McLaren Mercedes have confirmed a deal which leaves the small Force India team with engines and drivertrain from the company.

Force India had a contract with Ferrari, but have decided they wanted more parts provided and McLaren were prepared to do that.

It means that Force India now has engines from Mercedes, KERS and Gearbox systems, as well as parts and suppliers sharing.  Vijay Mallya also announced that Force India’s computational fluid aerodynamics centre at Brackley would be expanded.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce a technical partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies and Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines, and also our plan to expand the composite manufacturing capability and drawing office within our Silverstone facility,” said chairman and managing director of Force India Vijay Mallya.

“McLaren and Mercedes-Benz are two of the most famous names in motorsport history having achieved superb success in Grand Prix racing over many years, and most recently, a superb victory in probably the most dramatic world championship Formula One has seen.

“Force India Formula One team has been in existence for only one year, and inevitably our first season has constituted a learning period,” said Mallya. “But we said at the outset that we meant business and were not interested in merely making up the numbers.

“The announcement of our new technical partnership, combined with the new developments and resources clearly underlines that we meant what we said. I would personally like to thank Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Max Mosley, both of whom offered their assistance and support throughout the gestation of this deal.”


3 responses

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  2. Murdoch Cockburn

    I work for 3.5 Renault world series team , Comtec Racing. We have a driver now that is very special, i think you would agree. JON LANCASTER . We hope to run him for the full season next year 2010 . He came on bord after Monaco this year and was up to speed right away. Fastest lap at Silverstone , Pole at Le Mans , 1st win at Algalve . All in his rookee year. I just hope he doesn’t slip away through lack of funds

    August 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm

  3. robinchhabra2311

    Hey nice stuff buddy… ur article shows your passion. I would like to invite you on http://www.sportskeeda.com (India’s one of the most happening sports community) for sharing your thoughts with us. we are a team of more than 70 bloggers sharing our sports passion.
    Robin Chhabra

    February 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm

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