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Force India VJM05

Force India VJM05
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorForce India
Designer(s)Andrew Green
(Technical Director)
Akio Haga (Chief Designer)
Bruce Eddington (Chief Engineer, Composites)
Dan Carpenter (Chief Engineer, Mechanical Design)
Simon Gardner (Head of R&D)
James Knapton (Head of Vehicle Science)
Simon Phillips (Head of Aerodynamics)
PredecessorForce India VJM04
SuccessorForce India VJM06
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon 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.
EngineMercedes-Benz FO 108Z 2.4 L (146 cu in) V8 (90°). Naturally aspirated, 18,000 RPM limited with KERS, mid-mounted
TransmissionMcLaren gearbox Seven-speed plus one reverse gear hand-operated, seamless shift
Weight640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)[1]
FuelMobil
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)[2]
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"[citation needed]
Competition history
Notable entrantsSahara Force India F1 Team
Notable drivers11. United Kingdom Paul di Resta
12. Germany Nico Hülkenberg
Debut2012 Australian Grand Prix
Last event2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF/Laps
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The Force India VJM05 is a Formula One racing car designed by Sahara Force India F1 Team for use in the 2012 Formula One season.[3] The car was launched on 3 February at Silverstone.[4] It was driven by Paul di Resta, and Nico Hülkenberg who returned to the sport after spending one year as Force India's test and reserve driver.[5]

Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Points WCC
2012 Force India Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z P AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU USA BRA 109 7th
Paul di Resta 10 7 12 6 14 7 11 7 Ret 11 12 10 8 4 12 12 12 9 15 19
Nico Hülkenberg Ret 9 15 12 10 8 12 5 12 9 11 4 21 14 7 6 8 Ret 8 5

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.

References

  1. ^ FIA Formula 1 Technical Regulations
  2. ^ Noble, Jonathan (25 January 2012). "Pirelli tweaks tyre markings for 2012 F1 season". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Force India". Formula1.com. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. ^ Paul Weaver (3 February 2012). "Paul Di Resta ushers in 2012 F1 season with Force India drive". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Hulkenberg joins Di Resta in Force India's 2012 line-up". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 16 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 January 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
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