Force India did submit its yearly accounts to Companies House by the Feb. 25 deadline, thereby bringing an end to any talk that its future participation was in doubt.
The Silverstone, UK -based Formula 1 team had been granted an extension to submit its accounts until last Thursday, and if it missed that cut-off point then the company could in theory have been dissolved. However, the team said last month that getting the extension was normal business practice, and it has confirmed that it duly filed the accounts on time.
"The matter was a storm in a tea cup, as there was never a real risk to us," Force India's CEO Otmar Szafnauer told AUTOSPORT about the intrigue surrounding his team's accounts. "They [the accounts] were filed on Feb. 25, and it is normal to get extensions like that. For us it was always business as usual."
Force India completed its encouraging winter preparations at Barcelona last weekend, with both Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi upbeat about the prospect of challenging for regular points with the VJM-03.