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Force India Remain Positive After Frustrating Weekend

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After a promising weekend at the German GP, Force India seemed to have improved their performance, unfortunately the story wasn’t the same in Hungary.

With Adrian Sutil retiring early in the race and Giancarlo Fisichella finishing a lowly 14th, team boss Vijay Mallya wants to “Stay ahead of the game”.

Talking of the Hungarian GP he said that he was disappointed with the retirement as the team had fantastic reliability throughout the season so far, but stayed positive after Fisichella put in the 10th fastest time of the race ahead of BMW and Renault.

“Giancarlo had a pretty good race and I was very impressed by his pace in the middle of the race, particularly with his lap times. They were really good and comparable to those running in the top 10.”

In the previous two races leading up to the Hungarian GP the Force India cars had been running close to points finishes but Mallya wrote off the whole weekend as a bad one saying “I think the whole weekend in Hungary was somewhat frustrating. We had difficulty getting heat into the tyres, and it only shows how you need to get the set-up absolutely right for each individual track. We still hoped that in the race we could pick up a few places.”

Moving on to the next Grand Prix in Valencia, he said the team will be introducing a big aerodynamic upgrade and that he is “looking forward to that very optimistically” but at the same time warned of the competitiveness in Formula 1 saying “Given how competitive the sport is, given the fact that every team is improving and introducing their own updates all the time, we have to stay ahead of the game. That’s really what we have to do.”

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