Force India ‘in a good place’


Force India are in good shape ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, according to team principal Vijay Mallya.

The team left Monaco with six points through Sergio Perez and that helped them to move into sixth place in the Constructors' Championship, which is impressive considering they launched their VMJ08 late.

The Silverstone-based squad, though, will look to carry that form over to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a track where Nico Hulkenberg finished P5 last year and Perez was fighting for victory before he crashed late on.

"The Monaco result keeps us well placed in the Championship. We’re in sixth place and have scored points in half of the races so far this season," Mallya said.

"That’s a tremendous achievement and I’m extremely proud of everyone in the team. It keeps us where we need to be as we work hard to add more performance to the car.

"The team is in a good place as we head to Canada. We’ve often gone well in Montreal and it’s one of those races where anything can happen – as we saw last year with Sergio challenging for the victory.

"The track layout means it should be one of our better circuits so it’s another opportunity to continue our fight for fifth place in the Championship."