Force India has 'nothing to lose'

By on Monday, November 17, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya says that his squad heads into this weekend's season finale in Abu Dhabi with 'nothing to lose'.

Mallya's team spent much of 2014 embroiled in a scrap for fifth place in the Constructors' Championship with McLaren.

McLaren has pulled clear of Force India across recent races, with the gap between the pair now 34 points.

But with double points on offer at the Yas Marina Circuit this weekend, Mallya insists that his squad can still overhaul McLaren.

"It will not be easy, but we will give it everything we have and see if that will be enough," he said.

"Whatever happens in Abu Dhabi, we already have sixth place in the championship secured, so there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. We are usually competitive in Abu Dhabi and I am really looking forward to it."

Mallya also believes that Force India can be proud of its performance across the 2014 season.

"I believe we have a lot to be proud of this season," he said. "We took on some huge challenges at the start of a new era of Formula One and we produced a competitive car. We took the fight to the biggest names in the sport; we got back on the podium on merit and did so without compromising on our philosophy.

"I feel that in Nico [Hulkenberg] and Checo [Perez] we have found a pair of drivers who are capable of pushing each other and the team at every race and this is helping us maximise the good work done by everyone at our headquarters and trackside.

"In 2014 we scored the biggest points total in our history and we want to build on this result to create an even stronger 2015."

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