Force India's 2016 car homologated

Force India is on schedule with its new car for the 2016 season after securing the FIA homologation for its VJM09 chassis.

The Silverstone-based squad confirmed to Motorsport.com that the new chassis is now ready to run, having passed the mandatory pre-season tests.

With little change in the regulations, the design team had a bigger task to pass the much tougher cockpit tests for 2016, introduced in a bid to enhance the safety of the drivers.

Force India is yet to announce its official launch date.

Last year, Force India only introduced its VJM08 in the last pre-season test but this year the team looks set to have the car ready in time for the first test of the winter in Barcelona.

The team secured its best-ever Formula 1 result in 2015, finishing fifth in the constructors' standings.

Both Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg were retained for their third season together.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez
Teams Force India
Article type Breaking news