Based in Silverstone in the United Kingdom, which is the home of the British Grand Prix, Sahara Force India is registered with an Indian license and partly-owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya. The team was formed in October 2007 when a consortium led by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and French businessman Michiel Mol bought the Spyker F1 team for €90 million.
The team have only had two podium positions to date - one at the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, when driver Giancarlo Fisichella finished second. The other was achieved by their current driver Sergio Pérez in the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Perez is partnered by World Endurance Championship winner Nico Hulkenberg of Germany at the team.