Force India team Principal Vijay Mallya says that team still targeting to beat Sauber F1 team for this season sixth place in the constructors’ championship.
The Silverstone based F1 squad currently seventh in the constructors’ championship and 37 points adrift with their main rival Sauber F1.
“There have been various moments where they’ve drawn away and we seemingly can’t catch them, but all it takes is a podium finish that brings in a lot of points, and if we get a couple of them, we could still chase them down,” Mallya said.
“As I’ve said before, we haven’t had our fair share of luck yet this season. Take the case of Spa – it was probably as close as we’ve had to a podium finish, but once again, it was not to be.”
“But I’m an optimist and I don’t give up! It’s tough, Williams are strong, Sauber are strong. And look at what’s happening with Lotus. A lot of teams that were regarded as midfield teams last year are now pushing the big boys pretty hard.”
The Indian business entrepreneur says upcoming Singapore Grand Prix is mainly vital for the team and hopeful the car to run well there.
“In Singapore the atmosphere is brilliant. It’s a night race, of course, and more significantly for me there are a lot of people of Indian origin in Singapore, so they relate a lot to Sahara Force India, which is always nice.”
“When I was living there, Singapore was very different to what it is now. It’s a lot more exciting, there are a lot more things to do, and it’s a lot more tourist friendly. Singapore should be a strong race for us because the track has always suited our car.”