F1 » Force India creates GP2 team


Force India will race in GP2 after forming a partnership with Hilmer Motorsport, with the move designed to expand the team's driver development programme

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sprulz

February 07, 2014 2:27 PM
Last Edited 322 days ago

Seeing as the new F1 cars are almost the same speed, I can't see why not. If SFI have enough money to run a GP2 team as well, they may not be as financially insecure as it may seem.
Edit: well Caterham have a GP2 team as well. Which probably means I have to retract the financial insecurity statement. I just read somewhere that rumors have come up between SFI and Honda. Wonder if they'll have Merc power next year.

Fullofit

February 08, 2014 1:38 PM

These teams are not owned by the F1 team or their owners in most cases.
They are strategic partnerships between 2 independent race teams, who by joining up gain additional advantages.

Force India & Caterham both make money from selling Friday practice seat time & have more drivers looking for opportunities within team to get into F1. This allows FIF1 & Hilmer to charge more for these seats.
Hilmer will also most likely get access to FIF1 hospitality and other benefits.

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