'No surprises in Bahrain' – Mallya
3 April 2014 – Force India F1 Team Principal Vijay Mallya is not expecting any surprises in Bahrain this weekend and he believes the squad can enjoy another strong race.
"I don't think there will be any surprises," said Mallya ahead of the third round of the season.
"In Malaysia rain is always the unknown factor and we had plenty of it during qualifying. We had a dry race and we wanted to see how we would cope with the heat, as that was an important element of the whole car design for this year. We were alright and all our temperatures were within our parameters, so that's good. In Bahrain it will be similar so we don't expect any unknowns there and hopefully we'll have a good race."
"We've still got some catching up to do if we want to be a regular podium contender," he added. "[But] we've got our plans for that.
"We've had our best start to a season in our history, since the Jordan times, and despite only one car finishing in Malaysia we are sitting in fifth in the championship. Let's hope we put on a strong show going forward."