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Force India VJM06

Force India VJM06
Adrian Sutil driving the VJM06 at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorForce India
Designer(s)Andrew Green
(Technical Director)
Ian Hall (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 VJM05
SuccessorForce India VJM07
Technical specifications[1][2]
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 108F 2.4 L (146 cu in) V8 (90°). Naturally aspirated, 18,000 RPM limited with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains KERS, mid-mounted.
TransmissionMcLaren Racing McLaren Racing 7-speed, semi-automatic, 'e-shift'
Weight642 kg (1,415.4 lb) (including driver)
Mobil 1 product lubricant
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)[3]
Competition history
Notable entrantsSahara Force India F1 Team
Notable drivers14. United Kingdom Paul di Resta[4]
15. Germany Adrian Sutil[5]
Debut2013 Australian Grand Prix
Last event2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

The Force India VJM06[6] is a Formula One racing car designed and built by the Force India team for use in the 2013 season where it was driven by Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil,[4][5] who returned to the team after spending the 2012 season out of the sport. The car was launched on 1 February 2013 at the team's base near the Silverstone Circuit, and is complete redesign of the previous year's car.[7]

It was the last British-based F1 foreign car to utilize ExxonMobil fuels and lubricants before its use for Red Bull RB13 in 2017.

Complete Formula One results

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
2013 Sahara Force India F1 Team Mercedes-Benz
FO 108F
P Paul di Resta 8 Ret 8 4 7 9 7 9 11 18 Ret Ret 20 Ret 11 8 6 15 11 77 6th
Adrian Sutil 7 Ret Ret 13 13 5 10 7 13 Ret 9 16 10 20 14 9 10 Ret 13

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


  1. ^ "Sahara Force India - About the car". Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  2. ^ "Sahara Force India VJM06 -".
  3. ^ Noble, Jonathan; Beer, Matt (11 December 2013). "F1 teams expert enough to avoid early tyre struggles – Ross Brawn". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Paul di Resta". Force India. 31 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. Paul di Resta enters his third season as a full-time F1 race driver with Sahara Force India in 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Adrian Sutil completes Sahara Force India's 2013 line-up". Force India. 28 February 2013. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. Sahara Force India is pleased to announce that Adrian Sutil will complete its driver line-up for the 2013 season.
  6. ^ Rencken, Dieter; Beer, Matt (18 January 2013). "Force India won't reveal second driver at 2013 Formula 1 car launch". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 19 January 2013. [When] asked if Force India would confirm its line-up before or during the event, Fernley said: "No. The launch is to launch the VJ06."
  7. ^ Anderson, Ben; Tremayne, Sam (1 February 2013). "Force India VJM06 launch: New car a total rethink". Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
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