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Editor's Note


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Formula 1 in India

  F1 Overview

 Force India F1 Team

 Men Inside VJM04

 SALT interviews
 Force India Drivers 
 Adrian & Paul

 F1 Trivia 


  'Tiger' Pataudi

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The Men Inside VJM04

L-R: Force India drivers Adrian and Paul and Reserve Driver Nico


Adrian Sutil

 Force India Race Driver since 2008

Age: 28

Nationality: German

Born: January 11, 1983 in Starnberg, Germany

Height: 183 cm

Weight: 75 kg

Languages: German, English, Spanish and a little bit Italian

Other interests: Hanging out with friends, cycling, running, computer games, listening to music, watching James Bond and Alfred Hitchcock films

Highest championship position 11th (2010)

No. of races 71 (end 2010)

Adrian is one of Formula One’s most consistent and highly-rated young drivers. One of the twenty drivers who enjoy a regular cockpit position at the very highest level of motor sport, Adrian has been with Force India since the team was born.


Paul di Resta

Force India Race Driver – Rookie season

Age: 25

Nationality: British

Born: April 16, 1986 in Uphall, West Lothian, UK

Weight: 1.85m

Height: 78kg

Marital Status: Single

Other interests:

The 2011 season is Paul’s F1 race debut. The young Scot joined the team in late 2009 as Force India’s test and reserve driver. Though not box office yet, Paul di Resta is one of the three British drivers in Formula One. The other two are Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, back-to-back world champions. But Paul has probably had the most successful season of the trio to date.

Nico Hülkenberg

Test & Reserve Driver, Force India

Age 24

Nationality: German

Born: August 19, 1987 in Emmerich, Germany

Height: 184cm

Weight: 74kg

Marital Status: Single

Poles1 (Brazil 2010)

Total points 22

Highest championship position14th (2010)

No. of races19 (end 2010)

Nico’s strong performances and impressive rookie form in last year’s F1 championship, including a sensational pole position in Brazil, earned him a place in the team as a test and reserve driver.

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