Mallya: More podiums possible for Force India
23 July 2014 – Force India boss Vijay Mallya is confident his team will be able to get more podium finishes this season.
Sergio Pérez gave the Silverstone team its first rostrum since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix in Bahrain back in April and while the Mexican and team-mate Nico Hülkenberg have both since scored a significant number of points, neither driver has managed a top four finish.
Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, Mallya revealed the team has a number of updates coming, which he reckons will give them a significant boost.
"The development of the VJM07 continues and performance-wise we have some developments which will be on the car soon and that should give us a useful step," he confirmed.
"In terms of targets I certainly feel that more podiums are possible. We need to end the season in the same way we started it."
Force India is fifth in the Constructors' Championship ahead of round 11 in Budapest, having scored 98 points to date, two more than McLaren and 18 shy of Ferrari in fourth, and Mallya added they are in a 'good place'.
"The whole team should feel proud of our performance in the first half of the season," he continued. "We have scored 39 points more compared to the first half of last season and that's an indication of our consistency.
"We have picked up points in every race and we're in the middle of a very close fight in the championship.
"We are [also] pushing hard to be even more competitive, but we have certainly delivered in the first 10 races."