F1 »

Force India receive police visit.

The Force India F1 team has confirmed that it received a visit from police and legal personnel during the opening day of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring - but insists that the matter is minor.

The Silverstone-based team attracted attention both on and off track on Friday [10 July] for, while Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil were posting top six times in the two 90-minute free practice sessions, behind the scenes it was being visited by legal representatives - accompanied by uniformed personnel - demanding that the team's motorhome be vacated as it was to be seized, along with other team property.

"This dispute with the contractor has been on-going since last season, and pertains to the quality of construction of the motorhome and its functionality," a team statement issued overnight confirmed, "The contractor decided to take matters into their own hands without due notice and process, and approached a local German court who were presented with highly disputable facts.

"Force India will resolve matters during the weekend with the contractor, but will fiercely contest the wrongful claims made by them before the local German court if no amicable settlement is achieved."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Force India Logo, German F1 Grand Prix, Hockenheim, 18th-20th, July, 2008
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Mercedes AMG F1 W08, detail
23.06.2017 - Press conference, Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Robert Fernley (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Deputy Team Principal
23.06.2017 - Press conference, Robert Fernley (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Deputy Team Principal, Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director and Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-17
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
23.06.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.