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UNDERDOG TALES: When Fisichella put Force India on top of the world with a Spa weekend to remember

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At the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, Giancarlo Fisichella and Force India came out of nowhere to mix it with F1’s front-runners and leave the paddock in disbelief. Continuing our new series that highlights moments in F1 history when drivers and teams punched above their weight, we caught up with ‘Fisico’ for the inside story of his shock pole position and podium, and a dream move to Ferrari that followed...

Force India got their hands on a proven race winner and podium finisher for their debut F1 season in 2008, with Giancarlo Fisichella taking his experiences from a host of well-known teams to Vijay Mallya’s rebranded operation, whose origins stretched back to the Jordan outfit formed in the early-1990s.

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