Mallya anticipates twists and turns in fight for P4

Date published: September 27 2016

Currently engaged in a tight battle for P4 with Williams, Force India boss Vijay Mallya has said although the team morale is high, they have not become complacent.

Ahead of the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend, duo Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will be defending a one-point lead to Williams.

Mallya, though, is confident that the Silverstone-based outfit can wrap up fourth place, but not without some ups and downs along the way.

“We are certainly at the ‘business’ end of the season,” said the Indian businessman.

“The morale is high; the drivers are happy and the car is working well, so we feel optimistic, but after nine years as a Team Principal I’m well aware that we cannot take anything for granted.

“Formula 1 always throws up surprises and I imagine there will be more twists and turns to come, so I’ve told the team to keep doing the same job we have done all year and to enjoy the challenge.

“Being back in fourth is important, but it’s being there at the end that counts.”

With six races left of the season, Force India will secure their highest ever finish on the Constructors’ Championship table if they take P4.