Force India 'well advanced' with 2014 car
30 October 2013 – Force India team boss Vijay Mallya has said his team is 'well advanced' with its 2014 F1 car and that development is going 'reasonably well'.
“We are well advanced in designing the 2014 car. We actually started at the beginning of May this year, so we have given ourselves enough time - and the development is going reasonably well,” he confirmed in an interview with the official F1 site following last weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, where Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil finished eighth and ninth, to give the squad its first double top-ten since the British Grand Prix back in June.
Quizzed on if those drivers’ will remain with Force India in 2014, Mallya added: “Force India are known to keep quiet on their driver line-up until December and I don’t intend to change that. I feel no compulsion to change that,” he continued.
“If you look at our track record, we’ve kept our drivers. We have had only one driver who expressed the desire to leave us after one year, which was Nico Hülkenberg, but other than that all the other drivers have always been very happy to stay,” Mallya continued.
“I believe in continuity, but of course I also need to be cognizant of the fact that 2014 is going to be a new year with new challenges.
“Not to ever say that our current drivers cannot cope with it, but I need to consider all angles.”