Having won races under former guise Jordan, the Silverstone-based team steadily established themselves as a midfield force under the Force India name from 2007. A move to new owners – and hence a new championship entry – may have seen their points reset to zero in mid-2018, but a bright future is predicted for a team already well renowned for their ability to punch above their weight...
As the tight Perez-Ocon rivalry continues, the team drop toward the rear of the midfield amid financial uncertainty, culminating in new ownership – and a new championship entry – from August’s Belgian GP onwards. Recover well to finish seventh overall, despite have lost the 59 points accrued prior to Spa.
Leave Williams in their wake as they firmly establish themselves as ‘best of the rest’ behind the top three teams. Sergio Perez partnered by Mercedes protege Esteban Ocon in a new driver line-up that proves a little too close for comfort, forcing the imposition of team orders after a number of spectacular on-track clashes.
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.