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2014 F1: Force India to change livery and set unique chassis ‘hump’?



33657_The Italian media Omnicorse reported that, maybe Force Indian will adapt livery of Telmex, who invest to the team for new recruit Sergio Perez. Also the sources vitally added Force India will fight with unique ‘hump’ on the top of the monocoque for 2014 campaign.

Report from Omnicorse: Force India look will change almost certainly will also have the colors of Telmex , the sponsor that will bring the budget of Sergio Perez , the Mexican driver supported by magnate Carlos Slim and Nico Hulkenberg will join the team of Vijay Mallya .

But the important news will not stop only the aesthetic aspect : the technical director of the Silverstone-based team , Andy Green, in Serbia a few surprises that will certainly discuss the paddock in the first collective test program at Jerez from January 28 . The VJM07 , in fact, should be a single-seater with a curious look , at least in the bodywork.

The FIA , in fact , decided to lower the front of the body, bringing the measure from 625 mm in 2013 to the current 525 mm , requiring also that the tip of the nose should not be higher than 185mm above the reference plane . The goal is twofold: to prevent the ” nose ” too high can be intrusive in the event of a side impact and reduce the passage of air under the shell to limit the scope of the flows in the rear diffuser and, consequently , reduce the aerodynamic load .

The technicians of the Force India seem to have tried to ” interpret ” the norm : we will not have to impress , in fact, if we will see the VIJ07 with a “step ” as in 2012, but not on the nose , but directly into the frame. The reason ? It is easily understood: the wily Andy Green would try to dig up the lower area of the body to increase the volume of air , but to have the space to accommodate the pilot would have been forced to raise as soon as possible the top line of the monocoque , generating the that should be a sort of hump.

Force India for philosophy has always made cars characterized by a certain simplicity of the solutions , with a good aerodynamic efficiency that allowed the pilots to do well especially on fast tracks , winning the sixth place in the manufacturers championship in 2013. The will of the Anglo-Indian team is raising the bar this year aiming to fifth place in the ranking of teams . And if you hope to challenge the top teams must have a competitive car . The technicians are very confident : in addition to having the power- unit Mercedes, which in the paddock is credited as the most powerful of the lot, just the “step” on the body ?


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