The VJM11 was eleventh and last car by Vijay Mallya’s Force India team. In the mid-season, after the Hungarian Grand Prix, the team had been put into administration by the High Court in London. The team’s assets were bought by a consortium of investors, named Racing Point UK, led by Lawrence Stroll, the father of then Williams driver Lance Stroll. Since the Belgian Grand Prix new team, Racing Point Force India, continued to enter the VJM11 under the Force India name. For the 2018 season the team retained the 2017 line up of Sergio Pérez and Esteban Ocon, and both drivers continued to race under Racing Point banner in the second half of the season. The car designed by Andrew Green (technical director), and duo of chief designers Akio Haga and Ian Hall was powered by Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ 1.6 L V6 engine and was a stable midfield runner. Perez scored 3rd place finish in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, collected points in many other rounds, and finished the season 8th with 62 points. Ocon was 12th with 49 points. In the constructor’s championship Force India’s points were voided and the team excluded from the championship before the Belgian Grand Prix, as racing Point was new legal entity and was considered as new entrant.
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