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Force India gets serious. Sort of

     Print Edition: November 30 2008

What? Yes, Vijay Mallya may have promised to not lay off any airline employees but he laid off the top management of his Formula 1 team, including team boss Colin Kolles and Chief Designer Sam Gascoyne.

Why? Well, partly because they scored no points this season and came dead last.

Bad luck also played its role? True, like when Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen rearended Adrian Sutil at Monaco, but…

But what? Mallya has shown Ferrari the door as well.

Huh? Well, Ferrari provided the engines to his team and now they don’t. So who does? Force India is now powered by Mercedes. Will it help? Erm, well as much as we want the team to do well, we don’t think so.

Kushan Mitra

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