Mallya: Force India has delivered in 2014

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya says he is pleased with how his squad has performed across the first half of the 2014 season.

Force India has scored points in every race courtesy of Nico Hulkenberg, while Sergio Perez claimed the outfit's first podium in four years at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

As a result, Force India is fifth in the Constructors' championship, having amassed 98 points ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

"We are in a good place and the whole team should feel proud of our performance in the first half of the season," said Mallya.

"We’ve scored 39 points more compared to the first half of last season and that’s an indication of our consistency.

"We’ve picked up points in every race and we’re in the middle of a very close fight in the championship. We are pushing hard to be even more competitive, but we’ve certainly delivered in the first 10 races."

Mallya is hopeful that Force India can continue on their current development path in order to be competitive again in 2015 and has not ruled out scoring another podium finish.

"The development of the VJM07 continues and much of what we learn this year can be carried over into 2015," he said.

"So it’s a very different situation compared with last year when we had to switch very early to develop the new car. Performance-wise we have some developments which will be on the car soon and that should give us a useful step.

"In terms of targets I certainly feel that more podiums are possible. We need to end the season in the same way we started it."

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