Force India to launch VJM10 Formula 1 car on February 22

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Force India has confirmed that it will launch its new Formula 1 car, the VJM10, at Silverstone on February 22.

Force India enjoyed its best season to date in F1 last year, finishing fourth in the constructors’ championship with Sergio Perez leading its charge for much of the season, picking up two podium finishes.

Perez will be joined by new teammate Esteban Ocon for 2017, the Frenchman replacing Nico Hulkenberg following his decision to move to Renault.

Perez and Ocon will unveil Force India’s new car for 2017, the VJM10, at Silverstone in the UK on February 22, as confirmed by the team on Thursday.

“Give in to excitement – we will launch our 2017 season in Silverstone on the 22nd of February!” the team wrote on its website.

“We have a lot in store for that day, so watch this space (and our social media accounts, too) for more information on how to fully enjoy the start of this new season.

“With a new driver line-up, new regulations and a renewed hunger to build on our most successful season ever, it’s time to Feel the Force again!”

Force India’s launch is the third to be announced by an F1 team ahead of the new season, with Mercedes set to unveil the W08 Hybrid on February 23, one day before Ferrari takes the covers off its new car at Fiorano.

Pre-season testing begins at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 27.