Force India: McLaren remains target
30 September 2013 – Force India boss Vijay Mallya has vowed to keep pushing McLaren for fifth position in the Constructors' standings, despite falling further adrift at the Singapore Grand Prix.
While Adrian Sutil picked up a point for Force India at the Marina Bay venue, McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez both finished inside the top ten, increasing their team's advantage to 14 points with six rounds of the season remaining.
But despite the setback, Mallya is confident his squad has what it takes to recover.
"The objective has not changed. McLaren have a points lead over us, but they are not totally out of reach," said Mallya. "As I've said, turning on the tyres is paramount and we are working hard to achieve this. There are a lot of points on offer and we need to try and regain the performance level we showed in the first part of the season."
Looking towards Korea, Mallya said: "It's never been our strongest track, although we did score points there last year. It's quite low-grip and the cooler temperatures make it a very different challenge. We will go there ready to learn as much as possible, try and improve our qualifying pace and come up with a smart strategy for Sunday."