Force India boss claims Mallya’s troubles don’t affect team 15 February, 2013 Robert Fernley with Vijay Mallya Boss and co-owner Vijay Mallya’s high profile financial difficulties do not affect Force India, deputy team principal Bob Fernley insists. This week, it emerged that lenders to Mallya’s failing airline Kingfisher are set to sell the billionaire’s collateral assets as they recall the loans. And the very latest reports are that Force India’s title sponsor Subrata Roy, of the Indian giant Sahara, has had 100 of his and the conglomerate’s bank accounts frozen by the Securities and Exchange Board of India over failing to repay investors. Referring on Thursday to team supremo Mallya’s troubles, Force India’s Bob Fernley said: “There is a disconnect between what happens in Vijay’s business and what Vijay is doing on the F1 team. “Whether Kingfisher or United Spirits is doing well or not doesn’t affect the team, and it’s very difficult for us to get that message across, although we have been trying for several years,” he is quoted by the Guardian newspaper. Tweet Related NewsForce India to use Toyota wind tunnelRed Bull should get race ban for cheating says Force IndiaHulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next yearPalmer eyes Force India reserve role in 2015Mallya: Red Bull cheats on the regulationsPerez staying at Force India on multi-year contractPalmer and Goddard to test for Force India in Abu DhabiMallya: Speculation about our future needs to stopMallya: Who said we wanted to boycott the race?Force India: We have exercised our option on Perez Adam Mr Greedy, Mallya is about to go for a big tumble… anyone working for or supplying his team had better receive cash on delivery or up front… jetpack We’ll see Monday, when FI either is presenting drivers with paycheques or with talent… Kumar Its Bob Fernley who is disconnected from reality. Everything effects everything. Mallya is in big trouble under a mountain of debt and co owner Sahara is also in deep trouble with the regulators in India. And what Adam has said here is true as well.