As pre-season testing was about to begin, Force India pulled off the covers of its 2018 Formula 1 challenger to the media at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.
Development driver Nikita Mazepin will be at the wheel for the Mercedes-powered car’s first run on day one of testing, before Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez will then take turns in the car later on.
Ocon and Perez will then have two days apiece in the VJM11 for the second pre-season test.
Force India has finished fourth in the constructors’ championship for the last two seasons.
The team insisted that it is not considering any offers to sell the team, following recent speculation linking it with an energy drinks company.
As for the rumour name change to the team’s identity, Force India says there is a high chance it will be rebranded before the start of the championship in Australia, Melbourne.
In the meantime, the popular ‘pink panthers’ colour scheme works well for the team and best wishes for the year ahead.