2017 Force India VJM10
Offered by Bonhams | Chichester, U.K. | June 24, 2022
Force India was a Formula One team founded by Vijay Mallya and Michael Mol. They appeared on the grid for the 2008 season after having purchased the Spyker F1 team (which itself had formerly been Midland F1 and Jordan). The cars donned a pink paint scheme beginning in 2010 when sponsorship from water-treatment company BWT arrived.
This chassis, #4, was used in the second half of the season by Esteban Ocon, and it was originally powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter Mercedes-AMG V6 with a KERS system. This chassis was also tested by George Russell during the season. This car was used in eight races in 2010, including:
- 2010 Japanese Grand Prix – 6th (with Esteban Ocon)
- 2010 U.S. Grand Prix – 6th (with Ocon)
- 2010 Mexican Grand Prix – 5th (with Ocon)
It also scored points in the other five races in which it competed. It’s a roller now, so you just get the body and chassis. But it is being sold by Force India’s successor: the Aston Martin Formula One Team, who are apparently thinning the herd. The pre-sale estimate is $86,000-$125,000. Click here for more info.
Update: Sold $92,655.