Spyker F1

Spyker F1 was a team in Formula 1 and stepped from 10 September 2006, the successor of MF1 Racing to. MF1 Racing itself took over before the 2006 season, the successor of the traditional Jordan team, and was sold again during the season. Headquarters of the Spyker F1 Team Limited was Silverstone, Great Britain. The team continued the 2006 season with Russian license and from 2007 under the Dutch flag. In the 2008 season the team was replaced by Force India.

For the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 10, 2006, the sale of the team Midland F1 to a financially strong consortium led by the Dutch car manufacturer Spyker Cars NV ( " Spyker " ) officially announced after it was already in negotiations since March. Michiel Mol thus replaced Alexander Shnaider from the director of the team. To the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai September 30, 2006 announced the new owner of the team that for the 2007 season, a motor contract was signed with Ferrari and that Albers regular driver remains. Spyker went the final three races of 2006 Spyker MF1 Racing under the name at the start. Teammate next Albers was the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro.

Besides Albers Adrian Sutil was committed, which was for MF1 Racing already as a test driver on board. As the only other driver from Midland you committed the second German Winkelhock on. Besides Winkelhock even took Fairuz Fauzy, Adrián Vallés and Giedo van der Garde as a test driver contract.

In the 2007 season, the Spyker team wanted with the current F8 -VII maintain the high reliability of the vehicles and implement as many target arrivals. In the last third of the season, the B version of the F8 -VII should provide further improvements and allow drivers to faster times. Should be used the new car for the first time at the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul on August 26, but the car did not pass the crash test and the premiere of the B -Cars postponed by 2 weeks for the Italian Grand Prix on September 9, 2007.

On July 10, the team announced that Albers would not drive for Spyker. As a basic payment problems of a personal sponsors were called Albers '. As a result, Honda driver Christian Klien tested on 12 July 2007 over 63 rounds at Spa- Francorchamps, the Spyker F1 car. For the race for the European Grand Prix on July 22 at the Nurburgring but replacing the former test driver Markus Winkelhock Albers. Through a skillful tactics in the tire selection angle Hock could take the lead in heavy rain and keep up to restart the race.

On July 26, was finally officially announced that the Japanese Sakon Yamamoto takes second place in Spyker. The decisive factor was a good sponsorship package that the Japanese could have, in contrast to its competitors in angle Hock, Klien and Narain Karthikeyan. Team boss Kolles was already before the commitment to open, to be dependent on sponsors.

On 14 August, the Spyker F1 team was known that Michiel Mol has left the team and it is for sale. On 3 September it was announced that the team from the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who owns the Indian airline Kingfisher Airlines, and Michiel Mol is adopted. On the edge of the Grand Prix of Brazil in 2007, it was announced that the new team will compete as " Force India " during the 2008 season.

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