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The Force India drivers, Paul di Resta and Nico Hülkenberg, plus reserve driver Jules Bianchi, were on hand at Silverstone today to reveal the 2012 car - the VJM05. Featuring a similar bump in the bridge of the nose as the Ferrari and Caterham, the Force India also has new sidepods to fit with the exhaust regulations.
Technical boss at the team, Andrew Green, is confident that the new rules will help improve the competition, saying: “My feeling is it should close the field up... I think there are teams out there that extracted way more than we did and hopefully that will hurt them more than it’s going to hurt us.”
He also added that the team have taken a big philosophy change when it comes to aerodynamics but it’s looking positive, saying: “It’s a big departure from where we have been before and the tunnel numbers are really, really encouraging, so we’re quite looking forward to getting on the track and seeing if it does produce what it should do.”
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References Jules Bianchi, Nico Hülkenberg, Paul di Resta
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