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 and Accelerate announce partnershipForce India preview United States GPWill Force India be the next F1 team to fold?Perez says Force India 2015 deal is a priorityHulkenberg confirmed by Force India for 2015Perez: In future when there is a tractor we need a safety carForce India preview Russian Grand PrixForce India and Caterham using Toyota wind tunnelForce India: A fantastic result in an eventful raceForce India: We were expecting to be higher up the grid 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.