Mallya emphasised that his Force India team can get on top of the tyres at a traditionally strong track for them in Belgium.
“Tyres have played a very important role this year from race one onwards,” said Mallya.
“We were on top of the tyre game up until Silverstone and then in Germany and Hungary we have struggled with the new tyres. We need to get on top of that and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to. We just need time and I’m quite optimistic that we will come back strong.”
“Spa is a track that we love! As I have said, the car has to be competitive on all tracks, but if I concede that Hungary was not ideally suited to us, by the same token Spa and Monza have traditionally been our stronger tracks.”
“So that gives me a little bit of a morale boost in saying that once we are on top of the game, we should restore our competitive position.”
Drivers Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil also reckon the next two races provide Force India with a good opportunity to score big points.
“We need to get the car working for us like before. In Budapest it was difficult to drive, but sometimes you get those tough weekends,” said di Resta.
“Since then we have regrouped and analysed the previous races properly and hopefully this weekend will be a fresh start. We usually do well in Belgium and everyone is determined to get back to the situation we had at the start of the year when we seemed to be punching above our weight.”
“It is important we regain the speed we showed earlier in the year,” added Sutil.
“We are going towards some tracks that should suit our car better and it’s important that we get back to scoring points at every race. I am ready to do my part by taking the opportunities when they appear and helping the team move forward. I have good memories of Spa and I would like to add some more.”