Interview: Fernley on 'lean, mean' Force India

Interview: Fernley on 'lean, mean' Force India

Force India has been labelled an "overachiever" in Formula 1 in recent times, as it adds occasional podiums and this season looks to turn a personal best fifth into fourth position in the standings. Bob Fernley, Deputy Team Principal, opens up about the outfit's approach to racing in an interview with GPUpdate.net. Read more…

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  1. Thursday 22 September 2016

  2. Interview: Fernley on 'lean, mean' Force India 07:32

    Interview: Fernley on 'lean, mean' Force India

    Force India has been labelled an "overachiever" in Formula 1 in recent times, as it adds occasional podiums and this season looks to turn a personal best fifth…

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  3. Monday 19 September 2016

  4. Pérez hails 'one of my best races' in F1 06:31

    Pérez hails 'one of my best races' in F1

    Sergio Pérez labelled the Singapore Grand Prix as "one of the best races" of his career as he rose from 17th on the grid to eighth, and moved Force India back…

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  5. Sunday 18 September 2016

  6. Hülkenberg: Verstappen's start led to crash 13:57

    Hülkenberg: Verstappen's start led to crash

    Nico Hülkenberg believes that Max Verstappen's poor getaway was the root cause of his dramatic collision with Carlos Sainz Jr. at the start of the Singapore…

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  7. Saturday 17 September 2016

  8. Pérez gets combined eight-place penalty 18:28

    Pérez gets combined eight-place penalty

    Sergio Pérez has been handed a combined eight-place grid penalty for separate infractions during qualifying in Singapore. Pérez was investigated for…

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  9. Pérez called to stewards over yellow flags 15:52

    Pérez called to stewards over yellow flags

    Sergio Pérez has been summoned to the stewards for allegedly failing to slow sufficiently under double-waved yellow flags during Singapore Grand Prix…

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  10. Friday 16 September 2016

  11. Pérez lacking confidence after struggles 19:22

    Pérez lacking confidence after struggles

    Sergio Pérez concedes he is "lacking confidence" with the handling of his Force India VJM09 after trailing team-mate Nico Hülkenberg during practice in…

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  12. Thursday 15 September 2016

  13. Pérez would be happy with Force India stay 11:50

    Pérez would be happy with Force India stay

    Sergio Pérez says he hopes to be in a position to confirm his 2017 plans before the end of the month, and would be "very happy" to stay with Force India, as he…

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  14. Tuesday 13 September 2016

  15. 05:32

    Video of the Day: Hülkenberg on Singapore

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  16. Monday 12 September 2016

  17. Mallya remains optimistic over fourth place 14:32

    Mallya remains optimistic over fourth place

    Force India team boss Vijay Mallya remains optimistic that the outfit will be able to beat Williams to fourth position in the standings, as their close battle…

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  18. Monday 5 September 2016

  19. Pérez expects Force India to bounce back 13:18

    Pérez expects Force India to bounce back

    Sergio Pérez says he expects Force India to "fight back strongly" at the Singapore Grand Prix, after main rival Williams reclaimed fourth position in the…

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  20. Friday 2 September 2016

  21. Button, Pérez and Verstappen test 'halo' 10:07

    Button, Pérez and Verstappen test 'halo'

    McLaren's Jenson Button, Force India's Sergio Pérez and Red Bull's Max Verstappen trialled the 'halo' during Friday morning's first practice session for the…

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  22. Thursday 1 September 2016

  23. Pérez defends Verstappen over driving style 14:21

    Pérez defends Verstappen over driving style

    Sergio Pérez has defended Max Verstappen's aggressive driving in the Belgian Grand Prix, and described his own near-miss with the Dutchman as a "racing…

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  24. Pérez expects to settle future by Singapore 13:06

    Pérez expects to settle future by Singapore

    Force India driver Sergio Pérez says that he expects to settle his future in Formula 1 by the Singapore Grand Prix, when the season's late flyaway phase gets…

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  25. Wednesday 31 August 2016

  26. Celis Jr. set for Italian GP practice outing 08:46

    Celis Jr. set for Italian GP practice outing

    Force India development driver Alfonso Celis Jr. is set for his fourth practice run of the season at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Celis Jr., 19, will…

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  27. Tuesday 30 August 2016

  28. Force India to keep pushing to hold P4 13:42

    Force India to keep pushing to hold P4

    Force India Deputy Team Principal Bob Fernley insists the squad "won't let its guard down" after moving into fourth place in the Constructors' Championship at…

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  29. Monday 29 August 2016

  30. Winners and Losers: Belgian Grand Prix 16:04

    Winners and Losers: Belgian Grand Prix

    Nico Rosberg took his sixth victory of the season from pole position while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton recovered to third. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  31. Sunday 28 August 2016

  32. Hülkenberg hails 'massive' Force India result 17:04

    Hülkenberg hails 'massive' Force India result

    Nico Hülkenberg lauded a "massive" result for Force India as the team moved above Williams in the scrap for fourth position in the Constructors…

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  33. Saturday 27 August 2016

  34. Pérez: Force India maximised qualifying 17:36

    Pérez: Force India maximised qualifying

    Sergio Pérez reckons Force India maximised its potential by claiming sixth and seventh on the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix. Force India finished inside…

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  35. Massa: Williams/Force India fight 'tough' 07:36

    Massa: Williams/Force India fight 'tough'

    Felipe Massa says Williams faces a "tough" fight against Force India to secure fourth in the standings, with the two teams closely matched heading into the…

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  36. Friday 26 August 2016

  37. Force India 'not perfect' despite strong pace 17:04

    Force India 'not perfect' despite strong pace

    Force India's Nico Hülkenberg believes there is still more pace to come from the VJM09, after an encouraging pair of practice sessions for the team at the…

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  38. Thursday 25 August 2016

  39. Pérez: Still no clarity over Formula 1 future 12:42

    Pérez: Still no clarity over Formula 1 future

    Sergio Pérez has admitted that it remains unclear which team he will be racing for next season, despite previously hoping his future would be settled during…

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  40. Hülkenberg to also run halo during practice 10:12

    Hülkenberg to also run halo during practice

    Force India's Nico Hülkenberg will also run with the 'halo' device during Friday's first practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, a spokesperson has…

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  41. Monday 22 August 2016

  42. 15:02

    Video: Hülkenberg's Belgian GP preview

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  43. Mallya: Force India 'in the fight' for fourth 10:38

    Mallya: Force India 'in the fight' for fourth

    Force India team boss Vijay Mallya feels that the outfit is "in the fight" with Williams for fourth in the standings, as Formula 1 returns to action at the…

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  44. Sunday 7 August 2016

  45. Interview: Pérez on earning a second chance 09:36

    Interview: Pérez on earning a second chance

    Sergio Pérez has been steadily re-building his Formula 1 career at Force India after McLaren hired and fired him in the space of a year, and he feels he is…

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  46. Thursday 4 August 2016

  47. Williams also admits to interest in Pérez 12:34

    Williams also admits to interest in Pérez

    Williams has admitted that Sergio Pérez is also on its radar as a potential signing for the 2017 season, off the back of his standout performances with Force…

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  48. Monday 1 August 2016

  49. Hülkenberg: P7 'maximum' for Force India 07:02

    Hülkenberg: P7 'maximum' for Force India

    Nico Hülkenberg reckons he and Force India achieved the "maximum" with a seventh-place finish in the German Grand Prix, behind the Mercedes, Red Bull and…

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  50. Saturday 30 July 2016

  51. Hülkenberg given one-place grid drop 17:53

    Hülkenberg given one-place grid drop

    Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg has been given a one-place grid penalty for his home Grand Prix in Germany, following a tyre mix-up by his team in…

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  52. Friday 29 July 2016

  53. Hülkenberg confirms Force India stay 08:00

    Hülkenberg confirms Force India stay

    Nico Hülkenberg has formally confirmed that he will remain with Force India into 2017, for what will be his fifth season with the Silverstone-based…

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  54. Thursday 28 July 2016

  55. Pérez: I will decide on Formula 1 future 12:19

    Pérez: I will decide on Formula 1 future

    Sergio Pérez says that it is up to himself and sponsors to decide where he will be racing next year, going against Force India team boss Vijay Mallya's recent…

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  56. Monday 25 July 2016

  57. Pérez regrets 'simple miscommunication' 11:03

    Pérez regrets 'simple miscommunication'

    Force India driver Sergio Pérez has expressed frustration at the "simple miscommunication" that he reckons cost him a points finish during Sunday's Hungarian…

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  58. Wednesday 20 July 2016

  59. 05:32

    Video of the Day: Hülkenberg on Hungary

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  60. Tuesday 19 July 2016

  61. Mallya: Points needed every race for P4 09:19

    Mallya: Points needed every race for P4

    Force India team boss Vijay Mallya says the outfit needs to be claiming points at every Grand Prix if it is to overhaul Williams for fourth in the…

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  62. Monday 18 July 2016

  63. 05:16

    Video of the Day: Force India Fan Zone

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  64. Wednesday 13 July 2016

  65. Mazepin thanks Force India after 'big risk' 18:56

    Mazepin thanks Force India after 'big risk'

    Nikita Mazepin thanked Force India for taking a "big risk" in providing him with two days of action in the VJM09 as he made his Formula 1 test debut at…

    F1
  66. Force India looks to overhaul Williams 15:46

    Force India looks to overhaul Williams

    Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya reckons the team can now catch Williams in the Constructors' Championship after closing in on its rivals across the past few…

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  67. Monday 11 July 2016

  68. Winners and Losers: British Grand Prix 16:34

    Winners and Losers: British Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton delighted the home crowd by delivering a fourth home victory to move within one point of Nico Rosberg in the title race. GPUpdate.net presents…

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  69. Sunday 10 July 2016

  70. Force India drivers left wanting more 17:57

    Force India drivers left wanting more

    Force India pair Sergio Pérez and Nico Hülkenberg were left wanting more from the British Grand Prix, despite logging a double points finish. Pérez and…

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  71. Friday 8 July 2016

  72. Mallya 'delighted' to be back in paddock 16:31

    Mallya 'delighted' to be back in paddock

    Vijay Mallya says that he is "delighted" to be back in the Formula 1 paddock, having been unable to travel outside of the UK since the beginning of the…

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  73. Monday 4 July 2016

  74. Winners and Losers: Austrian Grand Prix 16:18

    Winners and Losers: Austrian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton secured his third win of the season in dramatic fashion after a last-lap collision with team-mate Nico Rosberg. GPUpdate.net presents its winners…

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  75. Hülkenberg 'gutted' by race outcome 13:16

    Hülkenberg 'gutted' by race outcome

    Nico Hülkenberg described himself as "gutted" after he slid from a front-row grid slot to retirement at the Austrian Grand Prix, ending his recent run of…

    F1
  76. Mazepin to get Force India test run 11:19

    Mazepin to get Force India test run

    Force India development driver Nikita Mazepin will appear for the team on both days of next week's post-British Grand Prix test, the team has…

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  77. Saturday 2 July 2016

  78. Hülkenberg cleared over yellow flags 17:43

    Hülkenberg cleared over yellow flags

    Nico Hülkenberg has escaped punishment over an alleged yellow flag breach during qualifying in Austria, but Jolyon Palmer, Rio Haryanto and Felipe Nasr have…

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  79. Hülkenberg reminded of Brazil 2010 15:24

    Hülkenberg reminded of Brazil 2010

    Nico Hülkenberg says that he was reminded of his charge to pole position in Brazil in 2010 during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix. Hülkenberg was…

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  80. Thursday 30 June 2016

  81. 12:08

    Video: Formula 1 driver eye-tracking

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  82. Pérez not distracted by Ferrari rumours 12:03

    Pérez not distracted by Ferrari rumours

    Force India driver Sergio Pérez insists he will not become distracted across a busy period of four races in five weekends as speculation continues to link him…

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  83. Tuesday 28 June 2016

  84. Mallya targets more podium finishes 12:32

    Mallya targets more podium finishes

    Force India team boss Vijay Mallya has set his sights on achieving further podium finishes over the course of the 2016 campaign, following Sergio Pérez's…

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  85. Saturday 25 June 2016

  86. Celis Jr. set for Austria practice run 10:04

    Celis Jr. set for Austria practice run

    Force India development driver Alfonso Celis Jr. will return to the cockpit of the VJM09 during Friday practice for next weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, in place…

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  87. Thursday 23 June 2016

  88. Hülkenberg: Force India can score every race 10:06

    Hülkenberg: Force India can score every race

    Nico Hülkenberg believes that Force India has the package to score points at every Grand Prix, following a recent strong run for the Silverstone-based…

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  89. Wednesday 22 June 2016

  90. Force India aims to close on Williams 12:24

    Force India aims to close on Williams

    Force India Deputy Team Principal Bob Fernley reckons the outfit can now turn its attention to closing the gap to Williams for fourth in the Constructors…

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  91. Monday 20 June 2016

  92. Pérez wins Baku 'Driver of the Day' award 14:11

    Pérez wins Baku 'Driver of the Day' award

    Force India's Sergio Pérez has been voted as the 'Driver of the Day' for the European Grand Prix after claiming his second podium of the season at the new Baku…

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  93. Hülkenberg 'paid' for qualifying mistake 09:02

    Hülkenberg 'paid' for qualifying mistake

    Nico Hülkenberg felt he paid the price for a costly qualifying error as he finished ninth at the European Grand Prix, while team-mate Sergio Pérez claimed his…

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  94. Sunday 19 June 2016

  95. Pérez wanted to beat Räikkönen on merit 16:21

    Pérez wanted to beat Räikkönen on merit

    Force India's Sergio Pérez says he wanted to beat Ferrari rival Kimi Räikkönen on merit as he secured his and the team's second podium of the year at the…

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  96. Saturday 18 June 2016

  97. Pérez admits he has 'mixed feelings' 16:16

    Pérez admits he has 'mixed feelings'

    Sergio Pérez has admitted to "mixed feelings" after claiming second during qualifying in Azerbaijan, which he will lose to a gearbox penalty. Pérez hit the…

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  98. Pérez hit with five-place grid penalty 13:26

    Pérez hit with five-place grid penalty

    Sergio Pérez will be hit with a five-place grid penalty for the European Grand Prix after Force India mechanics were forced to change his gearbox after a crash…

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  99. Friday 17 June 2016

  100. Pérez: I immediately felt comfortable 17:29

    Pérez: I immediately felt comfortable

    Sergio Pérez says he immediately felt comfortable as Force India impressed on the first day of practice for the European Grand Prix. Pérez ended the day…

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  101. Thursday 16 June 2016

  102. Hülkenberg praises 'massive' SFI step 15:02

    Hülkenberg praises 'massive' SFI step

    Nico Hülkenberg is hopeful that Force India's points-scoring run will continue at this weekend's European Grand Prix, thanks to its recent "massive step…

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  103. Tuesday 14 June 2016

  104. Pérez: Different strategic approach backfired 09:32

    Pérez: Different strategic approach backfired

    Sergio Pérez reckons Force India's alternative strategic approach during the Canadian Grand Prix did not work, despite the Mexican scoring points for a fourth…

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  105. Monday 13 June 2016

  106. Hülkenberg expected top six challenge 07:30

    Hülkenberg expected top six challenge

    Force India secured a double points finish for the second successive event but Nico Hülkenberg reckoned a stronger result was possible at the Canadian Grand…

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  107. Sunday 12 June 2016

  108. Force India drivers eyeing 'good points' 14:12

    Force India drivers eyeing 'good points'

    Force India pair Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez are targeting "good points" at the Canadian Grand Prix as the team looks to reinforce its strong Monaco…

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