2012 podium still the goal for Force India

2012 podium still the goal for Force India

9 October 2012 – Force India are still pushing for a rostrum finish this season, with the team having already surpassed its points total of last year. So far in 2012, the best result has been one fourth place each for Nico Hülkenberg and Paul di Resta.

“I think we are having a strong end to the season already,” says Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director. “Our car will suit some tracks more than others, but as long as we keep picking up the points we can keep the pressure on the teams around us. Korea should be good for us and hopefully India and Abu Dhabi.”

The Silverstone-based squad continues to press for sixth position in this year’s Constructors’ Championship, which is now 35 points away because of Kamui Kobayashi’s career-first podium finish in Japan last Sunday.

“A podium has been goal since the start of the year,” Mallya continues of Force India’s own top three aspirations. “It’s what we need if we are to get closer to sixth in the championship. We’ve got two very competitive drivers and they’ve shown already that either one of them is capable of doing it under the right conditions.

“With five races to go, there is still plenty to play for and we won’t give up until the chequered flag drops in Brazil.”

In 2011, Force India ended the season with 69 points to its name. After just a quarter of the Grands Prix this year, the team has already amassed a sum of 81.

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