Force India remains able to hunt points in Spanish GP

Force India is very confident that they should be able to points finish in this weekend race at Spain. But the same time they uncertain about the new update package performance for upcoming races, Force India assessed some new components through last week’s Mugello test.

“We may be approaching the fifth race of season, but it’s still difficult to get a true read on the relative competitiveness of all the teams,” he said. “Each race has thrown up different surprises and it’s difficult to make any predictions before qualifying or the race.

“Now that the European season is upon us, we should be able to bring through more updates to the car. That will start this weekend when we run with some of the new parts we evaluated in Mugello last week.

“However, we have to remember that most teams will make a development step for Barcelona so it remains to be seen how this will impact on our relative performance.”

Team Principal Vijay Mallya thinks that one of the lessons of the Bahrain GP, where Paul di Resta performed a luminous drive to turn a two-stop strategy in to a sixth placed finish, shows that getting strategy right is now vital.

“As well as developments for the car we are pushing hard to maximise the strategies and the drivers are delivering excellent performances in the races,” he said. “That’s so important this year with the margins between the teams so tight. If we can continue to deliver like we did in Bahrain then we should be able to remain in the hunt for points this weekend.”

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