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Force India mull change of name

Barcelona: Force India unveiled new Formula One car on Monday, but kept everyone guessing about what name they will race under this season.

The Silverstone-based team, who have finished fourth overall for the last two years, have been considering dropping the India from their name for some time to make themselves more attractive to potential sponsors.

Otmar Szafnauer, the chief operating officer, said on the first day of testing with the VJM11 car at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya that they had a new name in mind but gave no details.

He said it was "more than likely" to be changed before the first race of the season in Australia on March 25. The team had previously said such a change could happen before the start of testing.

"We're talking to some people that are thinking of perhaps sponsoring the team and they are keen for a name change, but that's not for 2018, That's for 2019," Szafnauer added.



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