Mallya’s team has suffered a points drought in the second half of the season which coincided with the mid-season alterations to the tyres. They had come under increased pressure from Sauber for sixth place in the constructors’ championship but have pulled away after out-scoring their rivals in the last two rounds.
“I’m very pleased with the last couple of races,” Mallya declared. “As in the first part of the season, we?óÔé¼Ôäóve recaptured our form and maximised car performance.”
“We?óÔé¼Ôäóve managed the last two races very well and taken a different approach with the strategy. In Abu Dhabi we were the only team to achieve a one-stop race with both cars, which was a bold decision. We managed to pull off the perfect strategy and picked up the rewards.”
Force India now hold a 32-point lead over Sauber with two races remaining. “We?óÔé¼Ôäóre certainly in better shape, but will never take anything for granted,” said Mallya.
“We?óÔé¼Ôäóve scored 15 points in two races and we now have some breathing space behind us. But we won?óÔé¼Ôäót change our approach heading to Austin. We will go there focussed on closing the gap to fifth place, which is just 18 points.”
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