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Force India launch the VJM03 // The team get ready to start 2010, whilst Todt talks licences

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Today is the 9th February 2010 and this is F1Minute.

Force India launched their brand new car today, although it looks very much like the old one. The online launch featured photos of the new car, plus drivers Liuzzi, Sutil and di Resta. Although neither the car nor the livery have changed significantly, design director Mark Smith said: “There’s a little bit of variety out there but predominantly we are happy. You will always see something on each car that makes you think ‘that’s interesting’ but understanding how they work on your car is the key thing. We haven’t looked at photos and thought ‘we’ve missed something significant’ and we’re excited to get down to Jerez.”

Elsewhere, it’s been a while since we talked about something political, but Jean Todt has been talking about the state of things. Following the Renault scandal, he suggested that team bosses should also have licences, he’s sure that the teams will be ready to race despite cost cutting, he’s not impressed with the scrapping of KERS, and he reckons he’ll only stand for one term.

That’s all for now, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.