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Old 11th October 2007, 11:12   #76
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during the Japanese GP, they said that from that weekend, the Spyker team would be refered to as the Kingfisher team.
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Old 11th October 2007, 13:39   #77
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during the Japanese GP, they said that from that weekend, the Spyker team would be refered to as the Kingfisher team.
Yup, i saw his interview on NDTV couple of weeks back..
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Old 11th October 2007, 14:18   #78
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Thumbs up Team Spyker, Now officially called Team "ORANGE INDIA"!!

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during the Japanese GP, they said that from that weekend, the Spyker team would be refered to as the Kingfisher team.
Very thin chances of team Spyker being reffered to as "Team Kingfisher", as Kingfisher is still an official partner of the TOYOTA-F1 racing team!!
"FLY KINGFISHER" had signed a 2 yrs contarct with Team TOYOTA-F1 at the beginning of the 2007 season!!

In a recent interview, Mr. Vijay Mallya announced the establishment of a new joint venture company called "ORANGE INDIA" together with the Mol family!!!

So team Spyker is now officially Team "ORANGE INDIA"!!!

LINK:The Official Formula 1 Website
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Old 17th October 2007, 07:57   #79
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Default Spyker F1 is Team Force India!!

Spyker F1 is now to be renamed as Team Force India!!!
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Old 17th October 2007, 09:58   #80
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Will look quite odd with some driver of another nationality driving.
eg. "Hi, I'm Ralf Schumacher. I'm German. I drive for Team Force India."
None of the other teams have their country names. How would Team McLaren England sound? Or Team Ferrari Italy? Or Team Toyota Japan. IMO, Mallya's team should just be called Force.
Anyway, most teams have their factories in England, Germany and Italy.
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Team Force India!!!
WHOA.... makes me think of bajaj... ...::: Welcome to Force Motors :::...

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Old 18th October 2007, 03:00   #82
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I tihnk its pretty cool to have India as part of the name.

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Well lets think for a moment:
Vijay Mallaya just made a superb investment. If he ever gets F1 to India, he's going to be a very very very rich man than he already is. Because he could make situations where people:
  • will travel by Kingfisher Airlines
  • will drink Kingfisher beer / mcdowells whisky
  • will stay in a hotel and he is capable enough to build a hotel near the track
  • I have no idea how many more companies he owns....
Will they HAVE to travel by Kingfisher airways or consume other UB products? I think theres a bigger advantage in band building and promotion than increasing sales.

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WHOA.... makes me think of bajaj... ...::: Welcome to Force Motors :::...

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I was just thinking of that. Firodias must be laughing all the way to the bank. Now they can run ads for Force motors during F1 TV slots and no one will ever know.

Look at Red Bull, another drink company getting so much mileage by calling the team RedBull. Big loss for Kingfisher.

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I was just think of that. Firodias must be laughing all the way to the bank. Now they can run ads for Force motors during F1 TV slots and no one will ever know.

Look at Red Bull, another drink company getting so much mileage by calling the team RedBull. Big loss for Kingfisher.
yea Kingfisher Racing wouldv been ideal I guess.
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I think Team Force India is quite bad branding from Mallyas UB perspective, however as he mentioned earlier its his personal initiative, so he can call it whatever he wants to.

If Team Force India works for him good for him. Also looks like the logo has the Indian flag?

Is this the new team logo?



Like rehaan said it only reminds me of the Tempo brand now renamed as 'Force'

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I was just thinking of that. Firodias must be laughing all the way to the bank. Now they can run ads for Force motors during F1 TV slots and no one will ever know.

Look at Red Bull, another drink company getting so much mileage by calling the team RedBull. Big loss for Kingfisher.

I wonder how many potential Force Motors customers would be watching F1 though
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team Kingfisher or Kingfisher racing sounds soooo much better!

also Vm being Vm, he should pull off a scoop and have the first woman F1 driver for his team!!
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also Vm being Vm, he should pull off a scoop and have the first woman F1 driver for his team!!
I think we can be assured that he will have the hottest pit babes. Lets hope the next Kingfisher Calender is based on the the team and the cars, now that would be something
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@IronWolf: Where did you get that logo pic?

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@IronWolf: Where did you get that logo pic?

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