Mallya expects upcoming races to suit Force India

Mallya expects upcoming races to suit Force India

5 May 2014 – Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya reckons the next few rounds should play to the strengths of the VJM07 as his squad seeks to build on their best ever start to a Formula 1 season.

Force India is currently third in the championship with 54 points and has finished in the points at every race, with Sergio Pérez having ended their five year podium drought in Bahrain.

Mallya reckons that Force India can continue their good form into this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

"It's encouraging that we have performed well across a wide range of circuits, so I'm optimistic that we can maintain our competitive form in Barcelona," he said.

"China has never been an especially strong track for us, so to come away with ten points was a very good effort. We also expect our car to perform better in warmer conditions and there are some upcoming races that will play more to our strengths.

"At the same time we know that Formula One never stands still and Barcelona is always a pivotal moment in the development race, but I'm optimistic we can keep up our momentum."

Mallya reckons that if the team continues their current trajectory, they can enjoy their best ever season in the sport.

"I think we can feel extremely satisfied with our performance during the first four races," he added. "We've been in the points in every race, Sergio has been on the podium and Nico [Hülkenberg] has finished no lower than sixth place. We've already scored 70% of the total points we scored in 2013 and that puts us in a fantastic position to potentially enjoy our best season to date."

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