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Nico Hulkenberg 2014 Singapore FP2
Force India VJM07
Race Car
Category Formula One
Constructor Force India
Chassis Carbon 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) Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pullrod. Inboard gearbox mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly.
Engine Mercedes PU106A Hybrid Turbo[2] 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6 (90°), 15,000 RPM limited , in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout

Electric motor: Mercedes PU106A Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Kinetic (MGU-K) Mercedes PU106A Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Heat (MGU-H)

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Transmission Semi-automatic Sequential Gearbox Eight Speed Forward + One reverse
Fuel Petronas
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Notable entrants Sahara Force India F1 Team
Notable drivers Sergio Pérez

Nico Hülkenberg

Debut 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 19
Race victories 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
Designer Andrew Green

The Force India VJM07 is a Formula One racing car designed by Force India to compete in the 2014 Formula One season. It was driven by Nico Hülkenberg, who returned to the team after racing for Sauber in 2013, and Sergio Pérez, who joined the team after leaving McLaren. The VJM07 was designed to use Mercedes' new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the PU106A Hybrid.

History Edit

At the Bahrain Grand Prix, the car scored the team's greatest points haul from a single race as Pérez finished third (Force India's first podium in over four years) and Hülkenberg finished fifth. The team ultimately finished the season sixth in the Constructors' Championship.

The car performed very well in the early races with the team consistently scoring well. The team nearly got a podium in the 2014 Canadian Grand Prixbut driver Sergio Pérez was involved in a crash with a Williams 2 laps from the end. Towards the end of the season the car's pace dropped off.

After Force India failed to get their new car, the Force India VJM08 ready in time for pre-season testing at the beginning of 2015, the VJM07 was used at the second test in Barcelona, although in the 2015 livery. This allowed the team to gain data on the new tyre compounds and degradation.

Complete Formula One results Edit

(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU‡
2014 Sahara Force India F1 Team Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P Sergio Pérez 10 DNS 3 9 9 Ret 11† 6 11 10 Ret 8 7 7 10 10 Ret 15 7 155 6th
Nico Hülkenberg 6 5 5 6 10 5 5 9 8 7 Ret 10 12 9 8 12 Ret 8 6

† — Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance. ‡ — Teams and drivers scored double points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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