Force India to use Toyota wind tunnel in Germany for 2015 testing

The marque announced on Thursday they would be switching from their own Brackley, England based tunnel facility to the Japanese automaker's.
Force India finished sixth in the 2014 F1 constructors' standings. Srdjan Suki / EPA
Force India finished sixth in the 2014 F1 constructors' standings. Srdjan Suki / EPA

Force India will use Toyota’s wind tunnel in Germany for all their aerodynamic testing from next season, the British-based Formula One team announced on Thursday.

“The decision to use Toyota’s facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to continue as a competitive force in Formula One,” said team principal Vijay Mallya in a statement.

“It’s one of the most significant decisions in our history and gives us access to what is regarded as one of the finest wind tunnels in the world.”

The team said their own wind tunnel facilities in Brackley, England, would remain operational and available for external customers.

Mercedes-powered Force India finished the season sixth overall.

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Published: December 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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