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All about force india the new F1 team having a country as its name from wikipedia-
Force India F1 is a Formula One team that came into existence after Orange India Holdings, which is a consortium of Watson Ltd. (Dr. Vijay Mallya) and Strongwind (the Mol family), bought the Spyker F1 team in October 2007 for 88 million euro. It represents increased Indian participation within Formula One, with India also set to host its first Grand Prix in 2010 at a New Delhi circuit. The FIA confirmed the change in name from Spyker to Force India on 24th October 2007.However, the new name will not be taken into use before winter testing starts in November.
Colin Kolles will remain as team principal into 2008. Michiel Mol is director of F1 racing, and Mike Gascoyne is the Chief Technology Officer.
The team will be using customer Ferrari engines in 2008, with the team's existing deal with Ferrari running to 2010. The team will also be using the Indian flag in its team logo from 2008. Former Spyker sponsor Etihad Airways have a contract with the team until 2009, and have yet to announce any changes to this arrangement. Force India will continue to construct their own chassis. Force India has a contract with Adrian Sutil for 2008, but it is rumoured that his contract could be sold onto another team (with Mclaren F1, Williams F1 and Toyota F1 reportedly interested) though Mallya has stated he wishes to keep Sutil for the 2008 season. Indian drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok have been linked with the second seat, along with former Jordan, Williams and Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher.. In November 2007 the team invited Vitantonio Liuzzi, Christian Klien and former Spyker test drivers Giedo van der Garde and Roldan Rodriguez to take part in winter tests along with Sutil.