Force India became the third team to reveal their 2017 challenger today, the VJM10. 2017 marks the tenth year in Formula One for the Silverstone underdogs.
The team has moved away from green and orange as primary colors on the livery in recent years as their style has become much more conservative. See the VJM04 from 2011 for contrast:
Even last year’s VJM09 was more visually exciting:
The VJM10 is a blast to the past with a 2010 style shark fin, a 2012 stepped nose and 2014 style
male genitalia nose tip all in one! Unfortunately, many would argue that each of these were terrible developments for F1 aesthetically:
Here is the CT05 for reference:
Clearly the VJM10 isn’t as bad as Caterham’s “innovative solution” to the 2014 regulations, but it is nowhere near the beauty of the Sauber and Renault cars.
Check out the view from the front of the car:
Hopefully this car is fast, because it isn’t beautiful. Which is a shame, as Force India are aiming for third place in the constructors’ championship this year. They deserve to aim for this goal in style!
Let me know what you think of the VJM10 in the comments. Is it a beauty and I don’t see it? Or do you agree?