Force India drivers Sergio Perez, left, and Esteban Ocon unveil the team's 2018 car at the Catalunya circuit. Picture: Francisco Seco / AP

Barcelona, Spain - The racing car is still pink and drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon were clad in the same colour as their team unveiled its 2018 model, but Force India is set to change its name in time for the new season.

Force India director Otmar Szafnauer told media gathered for the official unveiling of the new car with its safety 'halo' on the sidelines of pre-season testing in Barcelona: "The name will probably change before the first Grand Prix. We haven't quite decided and it also needs to go through the formal approval process."

The team has finished fourth in the Constructors' standings for two consecutive seasons and managing director Vijay Mallya promised to chase every point this season, which begins at Melbourne on 25 March

"Formula One is a very tough and competitive environment," Mallya said, "but we are an established team with continuity in all areas of the company.

"We don't take anything for granted, but we will be disappointed if we are not fighting for points at every race this year," he promised. "I see no reason why we cannot consolidate our position and improve."

Agence France-Presse