Force India keeping pressure on Ferrari

Tuesday 1st July 2014

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Force India keeping pressure on Ferrari

Force India keeping pressure on Ferrari

They are worlds apart when it comes to spending power, but Force India are determined to keep the pressure on Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship.

Eight races into the 2014 season and the Silverstone-based squad are just 11 points behind their more illustrious opponents in third place, much to the delight of the team's deputy team principal Bob Fernley.

"We are competing consistently against a team like Ferrari, which operates on a budget more than half of what we use. It goes to show that the smaller teams can compete against the top teams," he told the Press Trust of India.

The issue of budget caps remains a sensitive topic in Formula One with many of the top teams not in favour of reducing costs while the minnows believe it would help the smaller outfits to compete closer to the front.

Fernley feels that until costs are reduced then the bigger teams will always have the advantage on the longer term.

"However, with so much disparity in the budgets, it is tough to be competitive against big teams in the long-run," he said. "That is why we feel it is high time F1 had a cost cap. The sport should be about intellectual ability rather than spending endlessly to be fast. A cost cap is important for the overall health of the sport."

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