Nov.7 - Force India on Friday announced the departure of team boss Colin Kolles, and technical chief Mike Gascoyne.

The Silverstone based outfit's high profile co-owner Vijay Mallya is taking over as team principal, it was confirmed in a media statement, with technical matters to be headed by Mark Smith and technical director James Key.

"Force India is my most difficult project to date and it has become clear that it requires more direct input from my side and greater performance accountability," Mallya, an Indian businessman, said.

He also revealed that "the new technical direction of the team" - believed to be a tie-up with McLaren-Mercedes - will be announced on November 10.


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