Responsibility for the development of the Force India 2011 challenger, the VJM04, and subsequent cars will be taken by newly-appointed technical director, Andrew Green, who steps up from his current role as director of engineering.

Andrew has over 20 years of top level motor racing experience including F1, F3000 and F3. He commenced his motorsport career in 1987 as a designer with Reynard Cars and was part of the small group of design engineers who started Jordan GP in 1990. After working his way up the company in positions within test and race engineering, Andrew joined British American Racing in 1998 as head of mechanical design. After four years with the company he moved on to become head of R&D at Red Bull Technology in 2004 and then rejoined Force India in July 2010.

Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman and team principal of Force India, commented, ‘I am very pleased to formally confirm Andrew will step up to become the team’s technical director. He knows the team inside out, both from his previous tenure with the team and through his position this year. I am also delighted to be able to give Andrew and his team the stability and opportunity to take us forward with the extension to the McLaren Applied Technologies contract.