F1 mid-season report: Teams

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - British Grand Prix - Race Day - Silverstone, England

Force India: 7.5/10

There were concerning noises coming out of Force India over the winter as the team dealt with delays from suppliers as a result of Caterhamโ€™s demise, and ultimately the team could not test its new car until the penultimate day of pre-season. Given the lack of running and the launch spec car being similar to last yearโ€™s design, Force India has been very impressive in maximising almost every opportunity.

For the team to have been sitting in fifth place before it even launched its B-spec car was a major achievement, and Red Bull looked within reach after a strong weekend in Austria. However, Hungary was a big disappointment as component failures saw the team leave empty-handed. Force India remains in a strong position to defend the fifth place it currently holds, and there is definitely more potential in the updated car even if fourth place looks a little optimistic right now.