Force India: Podiums the target as wraps come off 2015 challenger

By Andrew BensonChief F1 writer
Force India owner Vijay Mallya
Force India have competed in Formula 1 since 2008

Force India are aiming to score "a few" podium finishes in 2015, according to boss Vijay Mallya.

The midfield team narrowly lost out to McLaren in a fight for fifth in the constructors' championship last season and took only one podium.

Force India retain Mexican Sergio Perez and German Nico Hulkenberg as drivers.

Mallya said: "We have two exceptional drivers who will hopefully steer the challenger to the front of the grid and a few podiums during the year."

Force India launched a new predominantly silver and black livery at a presentation in Mexico City on Wednesday.

The team's 2015 car will not run until the second pre-season test, in Barcelona from 19-22 February, but they will use a modified 2014 car for the first in Jerez on 1-4 February.

The team are hoping to benefit from a new deal to use the highly-rated former Toyota F1 wind tunnel - a key aerodynamic design tool in the sport.

Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg
Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg scored a combined total of 155 points in 2014