2010 Force India VJM03 review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 , 13:02:12 byAngela

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Force India VJM03

The Force India Formula One Team managed to finish the 2009 season as a genuine regular contender for points and the new 2010 challenger, the VJM03 manages to build on the solid foundation established by its predecessor. The team is looking forward to a strong performance right from the beginning of the year. The specialists want to improve the performance they had at the end of 2009. Back then, they managed one podium, one pole position, one fastest lap, a further five top 10 starts and 13 points. The strong VJM03 incorporates the package of rules changes introduced for this year, including the requirement for a larger fuel tank as a result of the refueling ban and a switch to narrower front tires. The design of the car is also an improvement obtained in this last year. The removal of refueling from races increases the amount of fuel needed to be stored in the cars, almost twice the amount they ran in 2009. The model was a relatively low drag car that showed well on the low down-force tracks. In 2009 it was a useful attribute, but as they go into 2010 they have tried to maintain a high level of aerodynamic efficiency, enhancing a general level of performance that is suited to all types of circuits. This year is very important for the whole team and they seem to be optimistic about it. Of course, they will have updates and performance packages from this point on, but they hope they will be strong from the first practice session rather than compromising at the start. Their objective is to be as strong and consistent as possible and give good feedback to the team to help them improve. The new VJM03 will have its first official testing debut on February the 10th in Spain, at the Jerez circuit.