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Force India believes 2017 wind tunnel model is key

2 November 2016

Force India’s deputy team principal, Robert Fernley, is optimistic about the team’s 2017 car, due to the use of its 60 per cent scale wind tunnel model.

The team has been using a 60 per cent scale wind tunnel model for the development of its 2017 car which a first in the teams development history.

Using the Toyota wind tunnel in Cologne, Germany, Force India has already displayed significant increases in performance this season.

Team principal Vijay Mallya revealed mid-season that the team team had ceased development on its 2016 car and started working on its with the 2017 wind tunnel model. He claimed it was the first time in the history of the team that it was using a 60 per cent scale model, previously the team was working with on a scale of 50 per cent in the wind tunnel.

“We’re not quite the same as the big teams, the big manufacturing teams,” stated Fernley, “but you’ve got restricted aero programmes, it’s the first new generation car that we will do using a 60% model.

“I think we’ve shown already this year what we can do once we moved up to 60%, so I’m very optimistic that the team will be very competitive in 2017.”

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