Force India passes all FIA crash tests
9 January 2017 – Force India's new Formula 1 challenger has passed the FIA's mandatory crash tests.
Formula 1 is preparing to enter a new era of technical regulations in 2017, with cars set to be four to five seconds per lap faster than 2016 numbers, as a result of revised aerodynamics and wider Pirelli tyres.
Force India will launch its new car on February 22, and a team spokesperson confirmed to GPUpdate.net that all crash tests were cleared at the first time of asking, the first outfit to announce that it has done so.
Force India recorded a best-ever classification of fourth in last year's championship standings, with Sergio Pérez claiming two podiums, and has set a 'stretch objective' of challenging for third place this time out.
Pérez will be joined by Esteban Ocon for 2017, with Nico Hülkenberg moving to Renault.