The Force India VJM05 was the Formula One car raced by Force India in the 2012 Formula One season. The drivers for the season were Paul di Resta and Nico Hülkenberg. The VJM05 was launched on February 3, 2012 at Silverstone, and made its official track début at the Test in Jerez on February 7.

It was powered by a Mercedes V8 engine.

Design Team[edit | edit source]

Role Person
Chairman and team principal Vijay Mallya
Co-owner Michiel Mol
Team director Bob Fernley
Chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer
Technical director Andrew Green
Design Project Leader Akio Haga
Team manager Andy Stevenson
Project leader Ian Hall
Head of aerodynamics Simon Phillips
Chief race engineer Dominic Harlow

Source:[1]

Force India VJM05 Technical Specifications[edit | edit source]

Component Specification
Chassis Carbon fibre composite monocoque with Zylon legality side anti-intrusion panels.
Front suspension Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pushrod. Inboard chassis mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly.
Rear suspension Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pullrod. Inboard gearbox mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly.
Wheelbase 3500 mm
Front track 1480 mm
Rear track 1440 mm
Overall height 950 mm
Overall length 5100 mm
Overall weight 640 kg (including driver, by regulations)
Wheels BBS forged wheels to Sahara Force India specification.
Engine supplier Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains V8 2.4 litre
KERS Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
Transmission McLaren Racing 7-speed, semi-automatic, 'e-shift'
Lubricants Mobil 1 Products
Spark Plugs NGK
Clutch AP Racing carbon clutch
Tyres Pirelli
Brake system AP Racing
Brake material Brembo
Dampers Penske

Results[edit | edit source]

Round Race Driver Grid Race
1 Australian Grand Prix Paul di Resta 15th 10th
Nico Hülkenberg 9th Ret
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Paul di Resta 14th 7th
Nico Hülkenberg 16th 9th
3 Chinese Grand Prix Paul di Resta 15th 12th
Nico Hülkenberg 16th 15th
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Paul di Resta 10th 6th
Nico Hülkenberg 13th 12th
5 Spanish Grand Prix Paul di Resta 12th 14th
Nico Hülkenberg 13th 10th
6 Monaco Grand Prix Paul di Resta 14th 7th
Nico Hülkenberg 10th 8th
7 Canadian Grand Prix Paul di Resta 8th 11th
Nico Hülkenberg 13th 12th
8 European Grand Prix Paul di Resta 10th 7th
Nico Hülkenberg 8th 5th
9 British Grand Prix Paul di Resta 10th Ret
Nico Hülkenberg 14th 12th
10 German Grand Prix Paul di Resta 9th 11th
Nico Hülkenberg 4th 9th
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Paul di Resta 12th 12th
Nico Hülkenberg 10th 11th
12 Belgian Grand Prix Paul di Resta 9th 10th
Nico Hülkenberg 11th 4th

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
2012 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg
United Kingdom di Resta P 10th 7th 12th 6th 14th 7th 11th 7th Ret 11th 12th 10th 8th 4th 12th 12th 12th 9th 15th 19th
Germany Hülkenberg Ret 9th 15th 12th 10th 8th 12th 5th 12th 9th 11th 4th 21st 14th 7th 6th 8th Ret 8th 5th

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Jones, Bruce (2012). The Official BBC SPORT Guide Formula One 2012. Carlton Books Limited. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-78097-031-8.
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