Spyker F1 to become Force India Formula One

spyker car

Vijay Mallya is a shrewd businessman. He had the chance to name the team as Kingfisher. Afterall, its his flagship brand. Maybe he wanted to tug at the Indian’s heart. Another good news is that he has hinted that he might not go entirely native by having Narain Karthikeyan at the wheel. He’s in talks with Ralf Schumacher, who happens to be a good friend of Mallya and had visited India at his behest some months ago. So, it could be Ralf and the current driver Adrian Sutil (Germany) in the driver seat for 2008.

vijay mallya

“The critical issue is: ‘India on the F1 grid,’ ” Mallya said in an interview at Monza, Italy, days after the deal was announced in September. “You will get 200 million fans overnight. It’s humongous by world standards. It’s good for Formula One, it’s good for the sport, it’s good for the country.”


Mallya has got 2 full years to go to fine tune before the F1 reaches India in 2010 and am sure it would be pure mayhem then. Knowing Mallya, he had once said on national television “When i set my mind on something, i do it”. And i love the conviction of that man.



  1. lazybug says:

    Force India wagera is all right. But will the team do well? From what I know, Spyker hasn’t been doing well at all. I won’t be surprised if Force India ended up anywhere between number 15 to 20 in next year’s races.

  2. Liju Philip says:

    The spyker car is lousy. Anyway Mallya is in talks with airbus to improve the aerodynamics of the car. And i believe the engine that Spyker uses is Ferrari. Correct me if iam wrong.

  3. lazybug says:

    It is a Ferrari engine alright.

  4. Mr walya is an ultimate businees tycoon…its said right tat once he says something he does it..the way he took over AIR DECAN was most impressive.and after tat he he comment frm him “we are in the busineess to make profit and not social service”
    waiting for 2010 and his FORCE INDIA team……..

  5. Why does Ralf want to drive for a backmarker team like this?? He should just retire instead. He has said on numerous occasions that he will only drive for a competitive team. So Ralf, which is it?

  6. Tanya says:

    So what? We Indian do have ability to make good things out of second hand & it is a best market strategy to make something new like recycle from old things. Like not literally rising from ashes but back to glorious shine from no where. That’s why now we come across something called
    Force India Club .
    Some really Interesting information here. Even pics !

    Dr. Vijay Mallya Rocks………
    India is with you sir.

  7. Liju Philip says:

    Piyush, Ken, Tanya, thanks for dropping by.

    Yup, am aware of the Force India Club and do visit it regularly. May the tribe grow. May the force be with India 🙂

  8. lazybug says:

    The next race is in S’pore I suppose. I hope Mallya’s team can display some force.

  9. Liju Philip says:

    yup, the next race is in singapore. and its a night race to boot. lets c how mallya’s boys perform.

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