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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Force India targets more points in Monza

Force India showed a strong form at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend where the squad scored 22 points as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez raced to fourth and fifth places. It was one of the best results in the team’s history at the Belgian Grand Prix. Team Principal, Vijay Mallya is confident the team can keep up the momentum at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, targeting even more points than at the previous round. “Spa has always been a special place for us - we scored our […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mallya sets sights on more podium finishes

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya believes the squad can pick up further podium finishes in 2016 after its recent run of success. Sergio Perez collected third position in Monaco and followed it up with another podium in Baku, having also set the second quickest time during qualifying. With Force India a comfortable fifth in the Constructors' championship, Mallya reckons the outfit can push on and challenge for more top three results. "Seeing our team on the podium for the second time in less than […]

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Force India: Fifth remains the target

Force India boss Vijay Mallya maintains that the outfit can still achieve its goal of securing fifth place in the Constructors' championship for a second successive season. Force India has had a mixed opening part to the 2016 campaign and occupies seventh overall, having amassed 14 points from the first five races. It leaves the Silverstone-based team 12 points behind Toro Rosso, which has claimed an early advantage in the scrap behind the leading four operations. "It’s still the target and we are only 12 […]

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015

Mallya hoping to secure fifth place

Vijay Mallya is hopeful that Force India will be able to clinch fifth position in the Constructors' Championship with a strong result at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Force India occupies fifth place with 112 points, 41 clear of nearest rivals Lotus, and will secure the position if it departs Interlagos 43 ahead of Lotus, or Toro Rosso, in the standings. "The Brazilian Grand Prix is another great event," said Mallya. "It’s an historic venue where the fans always create a special atmosphere – much […]

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015

Mallya pleased to deliver podium target

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya is pleased that the outfit has been able to deliver on its pre-season target of claiming a podium in 2015, following Sergio Perez's third place at the Russian Grand Prix. Perez secured Force India's third rostrum in its history to strengthen the squad's fifth place in the Constructors' championship, with the team having moved forwards since it introduced its 'B spec' car mid-season. "Over the winter I said that the target was to achieve podiums in 2015," explained Mallya. […]

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mallya sure fourth possible in 2016

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya believes that his outfit will be able to target a top four finish in the Constructors' championship. Force India has finished in sixth position on three occasions across recent years and currently holds sixth in the championship, narrowly behind rivals Lotus. McLaren's troubled season has enabled the likes of Force India and Lotus to scrap for fifth place but Mallya reckons that his Silverstone-based squad can keep improving into 2016. "We have under 400 people - and I am sure […]

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015

Mallya: B-spec car delivered on promise

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya says that the outfit's b-spec car performed as expected at Silverstone and believes a further step can be made at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Having introduced its heavily revised car at the most recent race in Britain, Nico Hulkenberg finished in seventh place, with Sergio Perez ninth, to consolidate fifth position in the Constructors' championship. "The debut of the b-spec car met our expectations and has delivered the performance step we anticipated," said Mallya. "It’s a boost for […]

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015

Force India wary of steep learning curve

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya says the squad is aware that it faces a steep uphill curve as it prepares to introduce its extensive upgrade package - in effect a 'B spec' car - at this weekend's British Grand Prix. Force India has been using a comparatively underdeveloped car across the first half of the season, though Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez have been able to collect sufficient points to leave the Silverstone-based outfit in fifth place in the Constructors' championship. Some parts were […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

No reason to change drivers - Mallya

Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya says he is sure the squad will make huge progress when its upgraded car is introduced and says that there is no reason for the outfit to change its driver line-up next season. Force India has had a comparatively quiet start to 2015 due to its undeveloped VJM08, which will be heavily revised ahead of the British Grand Prix. Mallya reckons that once the squad introduces its extensive upgrade package, both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will be able […]

Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015

Force India aiming for preservation until Austria

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya says the aim of his squad is to remain within touching distance of its midfield rivals until its B-spec car is ready for the Austrian Grand Prix next month. Mallya's squad is currently eighth in the teams' championship but is just a solitary point behind Toro Rosso and Lotus, with Red Bull and Sauber only a handful of points further ahead. "It’s fair to say that we’ve had mixed fortunes during the opening four races," said Mallya ahead of […]

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015

'Long way' to go for Force India - Mallya

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has acknowledged that the squad still has a 'long way' to go with the development of is VJM08 as it prepares for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. Mallya's team only introduced its new car at the final pre-season test but scored seven points in Australia, before leaving Malaysia empty-handed after both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez finished outside of the top 10. Mallya praised his team's attitude but is aware that they still have to make significant progress. "Both […]

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014

Force India has 'nothing to lose'

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 […]