How Force India upset the order

How Force India upset the order

There were many surprises in 2009, but one of the biggest came when Force India emerged as challengers for victory. Tony Dodgins explains the reasons for the team's success

Last week we said that with swingeing '09 rule changes it was not altogether surprising that a well-funded design team marshalled by Ross Brawn and a team with Adrian Newey as its guiding light produced championship-challenging cars. But what nobody foresaw was a Force India starting Spa from pole position on merit.

It was a great team effort from a nucleus of people that goes back to Jordan days - pure racers who proved that you don't need blank cheques to get the job done.

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