Force India will continue with 2017 developments


Force India’s development push will continue this weekend in Singapore as the team looks to lock down fourth place in the championship.

While some teams have already turned their focus entirely onto their 2018 cars, Vijay Mallya believes upgrades still to be introduced this season can benefit next year’s car.

“We haven’t eased off,” revealed the team principal.

“Development of the VJM10 continues and will bring benefits for the 2018 car too.

“We are still bringing new parts to the track and both cars will have developments this weekend.”

And while many could argue that Force India’s 58-point lead over Williams has already ensured them of fourth place, Mallya has urged the team not to allow complacency into their game.

He added: “It feels pretty good for our team to be sitting in fourth place in the championship as we get ready for the Singapore Grand Prix.

“The strong showing in Monza brought us our tenth double points finish of the season, which is a tremendous effort by the entire team.

“With seven races to go, the season is rushing by quickly and we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing all year long.

“It’s about being consistent, picking up the points and taking our opportunities.”