Force India VJM03

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 finished first in FP1. Sutil and Liuzzi then 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.

Force India VJM03
Liuzzi Bahrain 2010 (cropped).jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorForce India
Designer(s)Mark Smith[1](Design Director)
James Key[1] (Technical Director)
Akio Haga (Chief Designer)
Bruce Eddington (Chief Engineer, Composites)
Dan Carpenter (Chief Engineer, Mechanical Design)
Simon Gardner (Head of R&D)
Richard Frith (Head of Vehicle Science)
Simon Phillips[1](Head of Aerodynamics)
PredecessorForce India VJM02
SuccessorForce India VJM04
Technical specifications[2]
ChassisCarbon 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
EngineMercedes-Benz FO 108X 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted
TransmissionMcLaren Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear Electronic shift system
Weight620 kg (1,367 lb) (including driver)
FuelMobil
TyresBridgestone Potenza
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrantsForce India F1 Team
Notable drivers14. Germany Adrian Sutil
15. Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Debut2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF/Laps
190000
Adrian Sutil qualified fourth for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
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
Sutil 12 Ret 5 11 7 8 9 10 6 8 17 Ret 5 16 9 Ret Ret 12 13
Liuzzi 9 7 Ret Ret 15 9 13 9 16 11 16 13 10 12 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Straw, Edd (2010-02-11). "Force India VJM03". Autosport. Vol. 199, no. 6. pp. 38–41.
  2. ^ "VJM03 Technical Specification". forceindiaf1.com. Force India. Archived from the original on 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2010-02-09.

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