Aiming for a fifth-place finish in the 2012 season, Sahara Force India unveiled its new car on Friday — VJM05, which the team says is more refined and fast.

Drivers Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05, which is the second car to be created under technical director Andrew Green.

“We have set our sights on challenging for fifth place. To do so, we will need to begin the new campaign by delivering the kind of form we showed in the second half of 2011. I believe this is a realistic goal and that we have the talent and determination to realise these ambitions,” team principal Vijay Mallya said.

Chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer echoed those sentiments as he praised the team's efforts to develop the high-powered car.

“The new car has come together nicely over the winter. We don't know what our competitors have done, but we've made some gains over the winter and believe we're in reasonable shape.”

Nico Hulkenberg, who was promoted to the racing seat from reserve driver, said, “I saw the new car in the wind tunnel a few times and followed its progress during the winter. It looks aggressive and fast, but we won't know where we stand until we get out there and compete against the others.”

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