Sahara Force India has revealed the new drapes of the VM08 for 2015 in Mexico. The previous paint scheme of orange streak has been replaced completely by a new and bolder silver and black combination. The new scheme reflects new commercial sponsors for the 2015 season, which include a global ICT firm out of Tokyo, Japan. In addition to the usual sponsors United Spirits, Kingfisher and Royal Challenge, the team has also partnered with Smirnoff for a second season now.
Apart from the new colour changes, keeping in alliance with the regulations, many significant changes from the outside include the lowering of the front of the chassis and nose. “The front of the car looks very different from what we had developed previously,” explained Andrew Green, Technical Director. “It is a redesign that involved a lot of work over the winter, as the new regulations caused a loss in terms of down force and we’ve been working to claw back all that performance.” Other subtle changes on the VM08 include modified sculpting of the side pods and new cooling intakes. Underneath the skin there will be a completely new rear suspension layout with a new hydro-mechanical system replacing the original torsion springs. The VJM08 is expected to make its track testing debut in Barcelona next month with the VJM07 running at the first test in Jerez.
Vijay Mallya, Team Principal, stated on expressing joy on the team’s new colour scheme, “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.”
Source : CarDekho