Force India to launch 2017 car at Silverstone


Force India will be one of the first teams to show off their 2017 Formula One car after announcing a 22 February launch at their Silverstone home base.

The Mercedes-powered team, who have a changed driver lineup with 20-year-old Esteban Ocon joining Mexican Sergio in place of Nico Hulkenberg, finished a best ever fourth overall last year.

World champions Mercedes will launch their new car at Silverstone on Feb. 23, with Ferrari next out on the 24th in Italy.

Pre-season testing starts in Barcelona on Feb. 27 with other teams expected to present their cars at the Circuit de Catalunya on the opening day.

Teams usually leave launches as late as possible, unless they are just to show off a new livery on an old car, to give themselves as much time as they can to finalise new developments.