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Force India target to hold sixth in championship standing

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Force India targets to finish sixth in this season constructor’s championship standing also they are admitted that tough to keep main rival McLaren behind the current standing. Last season Force India finished seventh in the championship.

Force India now holding fifth place, three points ahead of McLaren, Silverstone squad made a strong start this season, last race at Bahrain Paul di Resta set fourth place and earned valuable 12 points.

“Our goal was obviously to regain sixth as a minimum. We are fifth, just, and there are three points between us and McLaren, can we hold them off for the whole season? It will be tough, but we will give it a go. We have to be pragmatic about it, they are a good team.” Force India’s deputy team principal Bob Fernley told Autosport.

“That’s what we have got to do. We have got to be focused and make sure that when the opportunity comes we take it and get both cars in the points,” he said.

“It is going to be when, you can’t get any closer than we got in Bahrain, and it’s frustrating not to get it. We are competing against very strong teams and delivering. I always thought this year would be harder than last year simply because most people are on top of the tyres and the cream always rises. he added.

“We are fighting hard with the cream and should be grateful we are there. In Bahrain, we could easily have had two cars in the top six on merit.”

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