Force India: No truth behind claims that the team is in crisis

L-R: Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara (IND) Manager and Working Director Sahara India Pariwar with Dr Vijay Mallya (IND) Chairman UB Group. Sahara India Pariwar and Dr Vijay Mallya Announce Co-Ownership of Force India Formula One Team, Grand Hotel, Delhi, India, 12 October 2011.

Force India released the following statement to in the light of a report published earlier today on our website questioning the future of the team:

“Sahara Force India dismisses the rumours that appeared on the internet this morning, which are part of a growing trend of irresponsible online journalism directed at the team.”

“There is no truth behind claims that the team is in ‘crisis’, which only serve as gossip at a time when news in the Formula One world is limited. It’s also disappointing that the team was not contacted for a response.

“The team is pushing ahead with the new car build and looking forward to the launch of the 2013 car and new team partnerships.”

Yalla Responds:

“Earlier today we ran a GMM supplied story regarding the future of Force India, as reported by Italiaracing, but which was not fully verified by ourselves.”

Due to the seriousness of the matter and implications thereof we have removed the original story. At the same time we have asked the team’s media office to comment on the original report and await a response from them.

Meanwhile we apologise for any distress or inconvenience that this may have caused.

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