Force India VJM11 launch, 2018

Force India’s new F1 car for 2018 breaks cover

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Force India has become the final team to reveal its new car for the 2018 F1 season.

The VJM11 was presented at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of the start of the first week of pre-season testing for the 2018 F1 season.

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25 comments on “Force India’s new F1 car for 2018 breaks cover”

  1. That pink is so pleasing to the eyes.

  2. Doesn’t say Force India anywhere.. not even on the garage blinds behind?

    Still time for that name change?

  3. Awesome color this year.

  4. They still have the bump around the front suspension. Looks like last years car without the ugly sharkfin.

  5. I really like that they’ve gone for this even more shocking, bold pink. Very nice. I don’t like the random blotches of other colours, looks a bit weird.

    1. I agree, the pink is great but the other colours look messy, distracting, and somewhat unaesthetic. Whatever happened to just painting the car normally?

  6. petebaldwin (@)
    26th February 2018, 7:50

    Love it. I didn’t like their livery last year but this one looks so much better!

    1. I agree @petebaldwin, not sure exactly what it is, but the whole just works for me.

  7. Wow! Check out the amount of rake! That’s outrageous!

    1. Good one @azzimus! :-D

  8. The white lines balance the overall livery nicely. The driver overalls are still hideous though.

  9. Glad they don’t have those water droplets on the sidepods that they had last year. I always thought that looked extremely messy

    1. Probably realised there’s no use spending time on that detail when Perez and Ocon will rub off each other’s droplets by the end of lap 1 anyway.

  10. Marshmallows!

  11. I like the darker red stripes on the car. It adds nice bit of contrast to the livery.

  12. It looks great. One of the best if not the best looking 2018 car.

  13. Saw the pictures of the car driving around in Barcelona. The pink Halo looks good on the car but for the rest the car looks so cheap with all those sponsor stickers that are in no way designed to be on a F1 car together.

    So all together it’s an really awful looking car. Maybe that pink isn’t helping too, because I always disliked that color (and yes I have 2 grown up daughters and they never wanted a Barbie too …….) !

  14. It looks rather unpleasant

    1. Wow, that’s weird, because I share Shijo’s sentiment (1st comment). I love it.

      1. @damon last year’s FI was my favourite livery. This just looks a bit messy to me

  15. That’s a sexy paint job. Well done.

  16. Too busy livery. Perhaps, the most busiest livery of all. How the car looks is least of my concern until it performs. I hope the livery grows on me. :-|

  17. Esteban seems pretty excited about his new car!

  18. Extra hint of pink with the halo.

  19. @keithcollantine, the article says it will be updated but has not been.

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