Date: 5th December 2014 at 10:01am
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Force India have decided to drop the use of their own wind tunnel in Brackley in favour of using Toyota’s wind tunnel facilities in Cologne, Germany.

The German facility which was built during Toyota’s time as a manufacturer in Formula One is widely thought of as one of the best facilities of its kind in the World.

It’s previously been used by Toyota, Ferrari and Caterham.

‘The decision to use Toyota’s facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to continue as a competitive force in Formula One,’ Force India team principal Vijay Mallya told

‘It’s one of the most significant decisions in our history and gives us access to what is regarded as one of the finest wind tunnels in the world.

‘We have used the facility previously on an ad hoc basis and we are aware of the advantages of basing all our aerodynamic research in Cologne. It will strengthen our approach and give us a solid base to build upon for the years to come.’

Force India’s own Brackley facility will remain operational and available for external customers.