Comparative analysis 2015/2016: Force India

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Force India has for many years been demonstrating what can be achieved in Formula 1 without a budget extensive. While the great teams of the grill-McLaren included – to exceed 400 million euros a year, teams like Toro Rosso or Force India around the 130.

last season, the team had to start the year with a car of commitment and it was not until the british Grand Prix that introduced the final. That allowed them to improve dramatically their results and served as a base for the car this year, which has followed an ascending path and threat to take advantage of the bad time for Williams to make an assault on the fourth position of the general classification of builders.

Now it remains to be seen how he faces the team the second half of the season with the change of regulation on the horizon, although it has traditionally been a very able to cope with the duality of having to compete with a large part of the resources intended for the following season.

Force India F1 VJM08 (2015) VJM09 (2016)
technical Direction Andrew Green Andrew Green
Engineering Ian Hall Ian Hall
Aerodynamics Simon Phillips Simon Phillips
Motor Mercedes PU106B Hybrid 2015 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 2015
Great Prizes 10 (19) 12
Victories 0 (0) 0
Pole positions 0 (0) 0
quick Turns 0 (0) 1
Podiums 0 (1) 2
Points 39 (136) 81
Average points per race 3,9 (7,15) 6,75
Kilometres travelled 5.525 (10.051) 6.656
Miles led 0 (0) 0
average Position in ranking 12,15 (10,36) 9,41
average Position in the race 10,12 (8,66) 9,99
Dropouts 3 (6) 4

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already finished.

The delay in the car final passed bill to the team during the first half of the season and 2015, improving their records significantly in the second part. Up to the point that neither siquera this year, they are getting to match the average number of points in the overall last season. That indicates even more clearly the low performance of Williams, who jeopardized his fourth position.

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The rating is still better than the 2015, but the middle position in career worse, while not preventing the team stay at the edge of the boundary area with right-to-points and overcome a number of podiums last season.

Sergio Pérez 2015 2016
Great Prizes 10 (19) 12
Victories 0 (0) 0
Pole positions 0 (0) 0
quick Turns 0 (0) 0
Podiums 0 (1) 2
Points 24 (78) 48
Average points per race 2,4 (4,1) 4
Kilometres travelled 2.909 (5.660) 3.598
Miles led 0 (0) 0
average Position in ranking 13 (10,68) 10
average Position in the race 10,11 (8,56) 9,58
Dropouts 0 (1) 1

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already complete.

Sergio Pérez has become, little by little, in the clear reference of the team, guiding Force India to get three podiums in a year and a half. The mexican driver took advantage of the perfect new car to improve in more than two positions of average performance on the grid during the second half of 2015 and entering regularly in the points race. This year has doubled his haul of points last year, also improving their average positions, both one lap and in the race.

Nico Hülkenberg, for its part, has also improved exponentially their numbers, but it is worrying that, by classifying as well, their numbers in the race to slip so much. This year, even, have an average position worse than that of 2015 at this point and his descent with respect to the classification is nearly two positions -almost a respect to your team-mate-.

Nico Hülkenberg 2015 2016
Great Prizes 10 (19) 12
Victories 0 (0) 0
Pole positions 0 (0) 0
quick Turns 0 (0) 1
Podiums 0 (0) 0
Points 15 (58) 33
Average points per race 1,5 (3,05) 2,75
Kilometres travelled 2.616 (4.392) 3.058
Miles led 0 (0) 0
average Position in ranking 11,30 (10,05) 8,83
average Position in the race 10,13 (8,77) 10,40
Dropouts 2 (6) 3

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already finished.

Sergio Pérez began the last season with very poor results in qualifying, but managed to recover during the second half of the year, although that did not prevent your partner take more than two seconds overall for the year.

In 2016, the story is very different because, although Hülkenberg continues to gain slightly in the face-to-face, in the global of time lost with respect to Sergio Perez, mainly due to the extraordinary classification of the mexican in Baku, where he was second. In the race, things are also matched, although Perez used to take advantage of all their opportunities to get more points.

Comparison between pilotos 2015 2016
Classification (Pérez-Hülkenberg) 2-8 (8-11) 5-7
full Advantage in classification (in seconds) +4.639 Hülkenberg
(+2.086 Hülkenberg)
+0.542 Perez**
Career (Pérez-Hülkenberg) (6-7)* 5-4***

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already complete.

* Hülkenberg leaves in China, Hungary, Singapore, Russia and the united States. Not out in Belgium.

** Hülkenberg not classified in Q3 in China and makes a worse time in Q3 than Perez in Q2 by the rain. Perez does not qualify in Q2 in Austria.

** Hülkenberg leaves in Russia, Spain and Hungary.

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