09/02/2012

Force India news roundup!

Let's start with today's crash victim, Jules Bianchi.

He has announced a deal to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2012, alongside his Force India duties, with the Tech 1 team. This may seem a bit strange to those of you who are aware that Jules has spent the last two seasons in GP2, but this is not necessarily a step back.

The issue with GP2 is that it does not work well with the F1 calendar in terms of availability. Formula Renault 3.5 does though and so he will have to enjoy his racing there!

I think this shows brilliant commitment to motorsport, he must be really eager to race full-time, great attitude!

Jules said:

"I am very happy to be driving for Tech 1 Racing in the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series. this year is very important for my career and, as a young driver, it's crucial to have the opportunity to race in such a competitive environment. I will do my best to help the team to achieve its goals this season. I also would like to thank Scuderia Ferrari and Sahara Force India F1 for allowing me to do so".


Some quite sad news now; Dominic Harlow has moved to Williams! At Force India Dominic was chief race engineer however he has decided to make the switch with immediate effect. Why anyone would want to move from Force India to Williams at this stage is beyond me, but perhaps i'm biased. Where does this leave Force India? Well finding someone just as good won't be an issue as there are many talented engineers out there, perhaps we will see an internal promotion ... it's just sad to see Dominic go, he's been with Force India from day one. Nevertheless we wish him well!

Finally for now, do you remember this article about Adrian Sutil's suspended sentence? Well the latest is that Adrian will appeal the decision, and rightly so in my opinion! Really hoping for the best for him! We'll post more on that story as we get it.

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