Having won races under former guise Jordan, the Silverstone-based team went through a decidedly fallow period - and several changes of ownership - before being bought by the charismatic Vijay Mallya in 2007. Rebranded Force India, the team steadily established themselves as a midfield force, and today are renowned for their ability to consistently punch above their weight...
The team's championship rise continues as they move above arch-rivals Williams to achieve a best-ever fourth place in the constructor standings. Perez and Hulkenberg again prove a fast and reliable driver combination, with the former twice finishing on the podium, in Monaco and Azerbaijan.
Late introduction of VJM08 proves no problem as Perez and Hulkenberg rack up enough points to carry the team to fifth in the constructors’ standings - their best finish since Vijay Mallya’s 2008 takeover. Key to their success is the mid-season introduction of a B-spec car which enables the squad to challenge (and occasionally beat) the likes of Ferrari and Williams and Perez to score an unlikely podium in Russia.
Best season to date in terms of points, with Perez's third place in Bahrain providing second podium of team's history. Score at all but two races en route to sixth place in final standings, narrowly missing out on fifth to McLaren at final round.
Once again produce tidy, competitive car and both Di Resta - fourth in Bahrain - and returning Sutil - fifth in Monaco - score points regularly in early rounds. However, team form drops after mid-season tyre revisions and ultimately finish a lonely sixth in the standings.