Force India confirms its 2016 F1 car launch, the VJM09, in the pit lane at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of a track debut before the opening day of the pre-season testing.
The Silverstone based squad missed last year’s opening test at Jerez, attended the first Barcelona session with its 2014-spec car and only debuted an underdeveloped 2015 model halfway through the final gathering.
Formula 1 will this year stage two pre-season tests, both at Spanish Grand Prix host venue the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with the action due to take place from February 22-25 and March 1-4.
Here's the plan for testing next week: The VJM09 will break cover on Monday morning at 8:30am Spanish time in the BCN pit lane #FeelTheForce
— Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) February 17, 2016
“Our winter programme is progressing well and we will be attending both Barcelona test sessions,” last month a spokesman told GPUpdate.
Force India finished fifth in 2015, behind only Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams and Red Bull.