Force India stops development of 2013 car to focus on 2014 28 August, 2013 Adrian Sutil at Spa Force India has “stopped developing and updating its 2013 Formula 1 car”, according to driver Adrian Sutil. The team was surprised this season to find itself in a battle for fifth in the constructors’ championship with struggling grandee McLaren. But the switch from Pirelli’s steel to Kevlar-belted tyres has worked very much against Force India, while McLaren has made progress with its uncompetitive MP4-28. “Maybe we can find a way to solve the problems,” Sutil told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport on Tuesday. At their Silverstone factory, however, Force India is now fully concentrated on the huge challenge of the radical new 2014 rules. “There is nothing new planned for this year,” Sutil said. “But sometimes you can gain just by optimising the package you have,” he said. “You can find a lot of time when all you can do is make better use of what you have.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. 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 Torque A smart move, McLaren has passed them in the standings and they can’t compete with the woking team’s development, 6th place is theirs and they won’t get any higher.