The Sahara Force India F1 VJM10. Sahara Force India F1 VJM10 Livery Reveal, Tuesday 14th March 2017.

The Force India Formula One team is eagerly anticipating the first round of the 2017 season with the new generation of cars making their race debut around the Albert Park Circuit.

The coming weekend will definitely be an interesting one for the teams, and for the likes of us, the media, but more importantly, the fans and Force India team boss Vijay Mallya is hoping they can put on a great show to kick off the season in style.

“We will race in our new colours for the first time in Melbourne. BWT have given us a very exciting livery and they have generated a huge buzz among the media and fans. The VJM10 looks stunning and it’s great to see such a positive reaction on social media,” he said.

“As for our expectations this weekend, it’s still not easy to make predictions – even after eight days of testing in Barcelona. Qualifying on Saturday will give us our first indication of the true pecking order. Testing taught us lot of things and we’ve identified where we can improve, which is exactly why we go testing. We’ve addressed most of those things in time for Melbourne and we’re in good shape.”

“The VJM10 is largely reliable and clocked up 785 laps in testing, and we took encouragement from our long run pace. We’ve got to approach the early races believing we can pick up where we left off last year. We arrive in Melbourne feeling optimistic and confident that scoring points is a realistic objective.”