The Indian Grand Prix preview

The Indian Grand Prix preview

It may be based at Silverstone, but its nationalistic branding makes the Indian Grand Prix a significant event for the Force India team. AUTOSPORT takes an in-depth look at the team formerly known as Jordan in its preview to the 17th round of the season

Force India should, in literal terms, call the British Grand Prix its home race. Its headquarters is just a stone's throw from the main gate at Silverstone, after all.

But given its nationalistic branding and the fact that 85 per cent of its shareholding lies in India through Vijay Mallya and the Sahara Group (the Dutch Mol family owns the remaining stake), it would be unfair to call it a flag of convenience. The number of the predicted 60,000 race-day crowd cheering for Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta this weekend will convince us of that. And in the very unlikely even that one of the duo wins the race, it will be the Indian national anthem that blares out at Buddh International Circuit.

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