Force India
Jul 14

F1: Zero chance of ‘FRIC’ agreement says Force India boss

Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India. Friday 25th October 2013. Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Operations Officer, Force India. World Copyright: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _N7T9363

Otmar Szafnauer, the Chief Operations Officer at Force India, looks on during the 2013 Indian Grand Prix. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy.

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting has warned teams that unless they reach an unanimous decision regarding the controversial technology called ‘FRIC,’ the risk of protests in Germany and beyond will swirl around the paddock.

Jun 19

F1: Massa can’t ‘trust’ Perez after crash; Force India asks FIA for review

Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil (R) and Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico (L) crash at turn 1 during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on June 8, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Williams driver Felipe Massa (R) and Force India driver Sergio Perez (L) crash at turn 1 on the final lap of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images)

The FIA could take another look at the Felipe Massa/Sergio Perez incident at the Canadian GP after Force India claimed that it had “new elements” to back up its case.

Perez received a five-place grid penalty for this weekend after the last lap incident.

Jun 9

F1: Perez defends himself after being penalized for collision

Sergio Perez walks away from his Force India after a collision with Felipe Massa in the final lap of the Canadian GP. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Sergio Perez walks away from his Force India after a collision with Felipe Massa during the final lap of the Canadian GP. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Sergio Perez and Force India have responded to criticism from Felipe Massa and Williams after the controversial last lap collision between the pair.

Perez was given a five-place grid penalty for Austria, essentially because he appeared to move left just before the incident.

May 23

F1: Force India Shows Early Strength In Monaco

Nico Hulkenberg was seventh quickest in Thursday's second practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg was seventh quickest in Thursday’s second practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Force India is looking to get both its cars well inside the top 10 in Monaco qualifying after a promising start to the week in practice on Thursday.

In FP1 Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg were eighth and 10th, while in the afternoon they were sixth and seventh, although not all top drivers set representative times.

May 5

Formula 1 could axe Friday morning practice to cut costs

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan is pushed back into the garage during the third practice session of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15, 2014.  IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE   AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK        (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi is pushed into the garage during final practice for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Paul Crock/Getty Images)

F1 could axe Friday morning practice sessions next year, as teams consider how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.

Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.