No title exchange for Mallya’s Drive India

‘To switch chassis title, from what I perceive, you’ll be able to’t do it in the course of the season’

IMAGE: Drive India unveil the Drive India VJM11. : Drive India/Twitter

Drive India might not be converting their title this season in spite of having a brand new one in thoughts, the Formulation One group stated on the opening Australian Grand Prix.


Leader working place of work Otmar Szafnauer stated that they had run out of time.

“It’s now not going to occur this 12 months,” he informed the website online. “To switch chassis title, from what I perceive, you’ll be able to’t do it in the course of the season…”

“We went round to search out the most efficient title, we had some dialogue with companions, sponsors and workers. Then we went to the (governing) FIA and FOM they usually stated ‘properly, you’re a little bit out of time’.”

Szafnauer had informed journalists all the way through trying out in Barcelona ultimate month title exchange may occur ahead of Sunday’s race in Melbourne.

The Silverstone-based group, who’ve completed fourth total for the ultimate two years, have stated they’re taking into consideration losing ‘India’ from their title to make themselves extra sexy to possible sponsors.

Vijay Mallya

IMAGE: Drive India co-owner Vijay Mallya with Sergio Perez, left, and Esteban Ocon. : Mark Thompson/Getty Pictures

The group are co-owned via magnate Vijay Mallya and Sahara Crew founder Subrata Roy, who’ve each had well-documented felony issues.

Mallya, who could also be group primary, is combating a request to extradite him from Britain to stand fraud fees in India associated with the cave in of his Kingfisher Airways.

Roy’s embattled Sahara conglomerate has been considering its personal long-running dispute after being ordered to pay off billions of greenbacks to buyers in bonds that have been dominated to had been mis-sold.

“It’s now not on a daily basis you exchange your title,” stated Szafnauer, whose group have Mexican Sergio Perez and Frenchman Esteban Ocon as drivers.

“The method wasn’t properly outlined and nonetheless isn’t properly outlined. Now that we are aware of it, we’ll do it on the finish of the season.”

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