Vijay Mallay: “Races such as Bahrain showed our strengths”


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Vijay Mallya is happy with Sahara Force India’s start to the season after both cars have managed to secure points at every race weekend so far.

The six top-ten finished achieved during the first three races has resulted in Force India sitting fourth in the constructors’ table, the position they finished at last season.

Three races out of three with both cars in the points is a super start to our season,” he said. “We’re up in fourth place in the championship and making the most of the opportunities.

Qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix didn’t go according to plan; Esteban Ocon started fourteenth whilst Sergio Perez was further down in eighteenth. But both drivers managed to race their ways back into the points, a feat Mallya accredits with the spirit of his team.

It also further cemented Perez’s standing as a safe and reliable pair of hands.

Races such as Bahrain showed our strengths as a team,” he continued. “We never gave up, even after a difficult Saturday, and we raced hard on Sunday.

Sergio extended his points scoring run to thirteen races, which is a tremendous achievement and shows our consistency as a team.

“Esteban did well to score another point and we are pleased with his performance so far.”

This continued success sees the team arriving in Sochi with great confidence, hoping to further extend their good fortunes and points lead in the midfield.

It means we can head to Russia in good spirits and determined to pick up some more points,” he added.

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