Force India has announced it will do all of its aerodynamic testing at Toyota's wind tunnel in Cologne from 2015, halting use of its own facility.

While Force India has its own wind tunnel in Brackley - close to its Silverstone base - the team has also previously made use of a technical partnership with McLaren in order to improve the facilities available to it for car development. Now the team will upgrade from Brackley to the 60% scale wind tunnel Cologne for all its aerodynamic testing next season and beyond.

Team principal Vijay Mallya described the move as "one of the most significant decisions" the team has taken and says it will help Force India improve its competitiveness.

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"The decision to use Toyota's facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to continue as a competitive force in Formula One," Mallya said. "It's one of the most significant decisions in our history and gives us access to what is regarded as one of the finest wind tunnels in the world.

"We have used the facility previously on an ad hoc basis and we are aware of the advantages of basing all our aerodynamic research in Cologne. It will strengthen our approach and give us a solid base to build upon for the years to come."

Force India also announced that its Brackley wind tunnel will remain operational for external customers.