Mallya: Force India form can continue


Vijay Mallya believes Force India can carry their strong 2015 form into next season due to stability in the rules.

Although the team began 2015 on the back foot, the introduction of a B-spec car brought about a strong second half to the campaign.

Scoring points in all but one race since the B-spec’s debut, a run that included a podium result for Sergio Perez in Russia, Force India wrapped up fifth place in the Constructors’ Championship with a race to spare.

It is the team’s best result in the championship and one that Mallya is very proud of.

“Heading to Abu Dhabi with fifth place in the championship already secured feels pretty good,” said the team boss. “It means we can approach the last weekend of the season free from pressure and with nothing to lose.

“Our focus is simply on enjoying the race and ending the season in style. Abu Dhabi will be a special race for us as it marks the 150th of our history as Force India, and we will aim to celebrate it with a strong performance on the track.

“All season I’ve been saying how proud I am of my team – particularly our development curve in the second half of the season. With 81 points from the last eight races we’ve enjoyed our best ever strike rate and we have been competitive at every race.”

The Indian businessman believes his team can continue their upward in 2016, head this way for all betting tips, aided in their challenge by stagnant rules.

“With stable regulations for 2016, there is every reason to believe we can carry this form through the winter and into the new season,” he added. “There is plenty to be excited about and a lot of positive energy in the team.

“This weekend’s race is simply another chance to demonstrate how far we have come. Our aim will be to qualify in the top ten and add a final helping of points to our tally.”