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Friday, November 7, 2008

Big changes at Force India

Colin Kolles and Mike Gascoyne are out at Force India, and the team has also parted ways with Ferrari as it reshuffles in the wake of its first full season in F1.

“I would like to thank Colin Kolles for his tireless efforts in keeping such a small team alive and to Mike Gascoyne for bringing his wealth of technical expertise. Both have played an instrumental part in making the team what it is today,” Owner Vijay Mallya said in a team statement.
A new engine deal, expected to be announced next week, is at the root of the managerial changes. Mallya allegedly made the decision to go with engines and gearboxes from McLaren-Mercedes earlier this year without consulting upper management, Adam Cooper reports on SpeedTV.com.

Mallya assumes the team principal position, with key roles in a streamlined operation to be announced Monday.

“Force India is my most difficult project to date and it has become clear that it requires more direct input from my side and greater performance accountability. We have come a long way this season, but we need more and that requires some radical reorganization of the management structure to ensure the maximum productivity.”

The team terminated it Ferrari contract a year early, and it is not known if the Scuderia will receive a compensation package. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Both have played an instrumental part in making the team what it is today"
I like that. And I hope Mike enjoyed that.

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