Force India: No room for complacency

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has urged his squad not to get complacent despite a 24 point buffer to Sauber in the fight for sixth place in the championship.

Mallya is hoping that wet weather this weekend in Brazil could aid his team in pulling off a strong result.

Last season, Nico Hulkenberg led the Brazilian Grand Prix and finished the race in fifth place for the team.

"It was important that we secured such strong results in India and Abu Dhabi," he said.

"As I said before Austin, it gave us some breathing space and we are still 24 points ahead of our nearest competitor. I think the odds are in our favour, but there's no room for complacency: we need to make sure we get the job done in Interlagos."

"The weather forecast is for some rain and that would introduce an element of unpredictability. That was the case last year when Nico was leading the race, so we have good memories of Interlagos."

"It's a lovely track too and I'm looking forward to it. It's the last race of a long season and the end of an era before the new rules come into force next season."

Adrian Sutil reckons wet weather will assist the team's chances of retaining sixth.

"I want to finish the season well and help the team retain its position in the Championship," he said.

"I had an unlucky weekend in the United States and there is no better way to forget it than with a strong result. I believe the track will suit our car and, should this be a wet race, we could be in a good position for a high-points finish."

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