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Christopher Bruce2014-01-22 14:46:08

Force India Reveals VJM07, First F1 Reveal of 2014

It will get its first test at Jerez

The Force India VJM07 is the first Formula One car revealed for 2014

The 2014 Formula One season has officially begun, at least by one metric. Sahara ForceForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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India is the first team this season to reveal its 2014 car. Force India has revealed a single image of the VJM07VJM07Force India VJM07India, 2014 > 20141 photo
, and it will officially be presented at next week’s Jerez test.

The VJM07 has a new livery that combines saffron orange, white, green and black. The team has signed Mexican telecommunications company Claro as a sponsor as part of its deal with new driver Sergio Perez. It also signed a multi-year deal with Mexican lubricant oil company Roshfrans. The nose wears sponsorship from Astana, a foundation that promotes sports in Astana, Kazakhstan.

“The VJM07 looks stunning and the new livery reflects the way Sahara Force India is evolving,” said team owner Vijay Mallya. “I’ve always believed our cars have been the most eye-catching, but adding black as a main color gives us a fierce new look.”

The team hopes that 2014 will be its strongest ever. The team says that the biggest challenge was incorporating the cooling for the new power unit into the car. Teams have to balance creating a high grip car with the cooling for the new power units.

“Almost every single part is a new design, from the front wing right back to the diffuser,” said Andrew Green, technical director.

The team rose one position in the World Constructors’ Championship between 2012 and 2013 to sixth place.

McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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, MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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, FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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, Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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and WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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will reveal their cars just before the Jerez test as well. LotusLotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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will not be taking part in the test.

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