Force India technical director Andrew Green says the firm's new VJM08 is a 'refinement and development' on last year's car as the team looks to build on an encouraging 2014 season.

Force India picked up only its second-ever F1 podium en route to sixth in the constructors' standings and proved a match for fellow Mercedes-powered team McLaren for much of the year.

With this in mind and the minimal changes made to the regulations coming into the winter, Force India have adopted a policy of evolution in an effort to maintain the momentum of its 2014 efforts.

Related Articles

"The challenges we had to face were very different compared to 2014. Obviously, last year we had a completely new power unit and technical regulations so there was a huge amount of work going into just getting the car to the first race. This year, our focus is mostly on refining and developing the package we had in 2014.

"We are looking forward to building on what we learnt in 2014 about the VJM07: we understood the car's strengths and weaknesses and we aim to build on the former and fix the latter. This has been the goal for building the VJM08."

Force India revealed the livery of its VJM08 during a ceremony in Mexico City, though the actual car won't be seen for the first time until the second F1 pre-season test in Barcelona on 19th February.

Force India, which has retained Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, will use an updated VJM07 for the first test in Jerez.