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Vijay Mallya: “Supporters Create Special Atmosphere at Silverstone”

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Can Force India continue to impress at "special" Silverstone? Credit: Sahara Force India

Off the back of another double points finish in Austria, Sahara Force India head to their home grand prix at Silverstone for the 2017 British Grand Prix looking for another decent haul of championship points.

Force India already have over half of their total points from last season but team owner Vijay Mallya is expecting to build on his team’s recent form and gain yet more points in the team’s backyard.

The VJM10 is working well and we expect to build on our recent competitive form with another strong showing this weekend,” says Mallya.

“Our performance in Austria showed the strength in depth of our team in all areas. Despite chasing the car balance through practice, we got on top of our issues in time for qualifying – when it mattered. Even when we don’t have the perfect weekend, we can be well inside the top ten picking up important points.”

Force India will once again cater for a huge home crowd with attractions away from the track as Mallya believes it’s the fans who make Silverstone such a special event.

“The British Grand Prix is always a huge weekend for this team. Our factory couldn’t be any closer to the circuit and it’s one of our busiest events of the year.

“Once again we have created a Force India stage and fan zone in the Woodlands campsite so that our drivers can visit during the weekend and meet the fans. For me, this is a highlight of the week because it’s these dedicated supporters who create such a special atmosphere at Silverstone.

“It’s important that we involve the fans as much as possible and I’m glad that we can give something back to them again this year.”

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