Force India should, in literal terms, call the British Grand Prix its home race. Its headquarters is just a stone's throw from the main gate at Silverstone, after all.
But given its nationalistic branding and the fact that 85 per cent of its shareholding lies in India through Vijay Mallya and the Sahara Group (the Dutch Mol family owns the remaining stake), it would be unfair to call it a flag of convenience. The number of the predicted 60,000 race-day crowd cheering for Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta this weekend will convince us of that. And in the very unlikely even that one of the duo wins the race, it will be the Indian national anthem that blares out at Buddh International Circuit.
Force India has come a long way since it slumped to the back of the grid through its declining days, first as Jordan, then Midland and then Spyker. When it was rebranded, yet again, at the start of 2008, few were enthusiastic about its latest, and presumably short-lived, incarnation as India's national team.
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