Force India grab 2009 F1 ‘Moment’


Belgium success voted ‘moment of 2009’ season

FORCE INDIA has something to celebrate – they bagged the best moment ofthe 2009 season.

The team’s remarkable stint at last season’s Belgium Grand Prix when driverGiancarlo Fisichella bagged pole position and then finished the race in second was awarded the LG Moment of the Year.

Over 88,000 Formula 1 fans worldwide voted in the poll, with almost one fifth choosing Force India’s achievement ahead of Jenson Button’s championship clinching drive in Brazil.

The award comes as a double boost for the team who picked up points in last weekends Malaysian Grand Prix.

Team owner Dr Vijay Mallya said the award was a “real honour.”

‘It’s a real honour that genuine fans of the sport see our podium and pole position as their highlight of last year’s classic season of racing,” he said.

“ I believe it was the real spirit of the team in the face of adversity and ultimate triumph that stood out in people’s minds. Everyone loves when something unexpected happens in F1 and after our relatively quiet start to the year to arrive in Belgium, start on the front row and then finish on the podium seemed to come out of nowhere for the fans.

“They could also see the real joy etched in each and every one of the team’s faces. For me it shows that fans see that exhilaration and appreciate the hard work that got us there. This award is really for all of the team and on behalf of them, many thanks to all the voters and to LG.”


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