Force India held their 2015 livery/nose unveil today.
Force India unveiled its new 2015 livery in Mexico City today, albeit on an old car - as the VJM08 is not scheduled to be seen until the second test at Barcelona in February.
A new look for some new sponsors
The livery is similar to last year with the notable exception of a change from white to silver, perhaps reflecting the team's improved position in the Mercedes pecking order now that McLaren has moved on.
New sponsors on the car include Quaker State oil - replacing Roshfrans - and NEC, which is usually associated with Sauber.
It is a redesign that involved a lot of work over the winter, as the new regulations caused a loss in terms of downforce
Technical Director Andrew Green
Regarding the new design team boss Vijya Mallya said: “It’s another evolution of the contemporary look we introduced last year, which reflects the growth of the team and the global brands with which we are working. I love the addition of silver, which makes the car appear more sleek and aggressive and I’m sure it’s something that will appeal to the fans as well. Our traditional team colours remain integrated in the livery, but we’ve given it a very modern twist.”
Mallya stressed that the team's move to the 60% Toyota wind tunnel in Cologne was the key to this year's form.
The struggle to meet new regulations
“The front of the car looks very different from what we had developed previously,” said technical director Andrew Green of the yet to be seen car. “It is a redesign that involved a lot of work over the winter, as the new regulations caused a loss in terms of downforce and we’ve been working to claw back all that performance.”
As expected after the unveil of the FW37 'stub' nose, Force India's anteater tip has been shortened, but it's not quite as flat as the Williams. The base of the nose is connected to the front wing, as the images to the left of this text clearly show.