Mallya says Force India are in a good place

Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya

Reflecting on the first half of the 2014 season where his Force India team lie fifth in the constructors’ standings, and ahead of grandee team McLaren, Vijay Mallya has proclaimed that he is happy with his team and where it is heading.

Mallya said, “We are in a good place and the whole team should feel proud of our performance in the first half of the season. We’ve scored 39 points more compared to the first half of last season and that’s an indication of our consistency.”

“We’ve picked up points in every race and we’re in the middle of a very close fight in the championship. We are pushing hard to be even more competitive, but we’ve certainly delivered in the first ten races.”

As for the future, the Indian businessman revealed, “The development of the VJM07 continues and much of what we learn this year can be carried over into 2015. So it’s a very different situation compared with last year when we had to switch very early to develop the new car.”

“Performance-wise we have some developments which will be on the car soon and that should give us a useful step. In terms of targets I certainly feel that more podiums are possible. We need to end the season in the same way that we started it,” added Mallya. (GP247)