We will bounce back next year: Mallya

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New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) The Force India Formula One Team has had a pretty ordinary run this year, but owner Vijay Mallya is confident that drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil will do better once they get a better car.

''I was asked whether I was making any changes to the drivers, and I said no. Once we get the car sorted out, I think these guys will perform, because I think they have the talent to perform,'' Mallya said in a statement.

''I think that it's been a combination of many things this year.

There have been occasions on which my drivers have made mistakes, but more often than not, the car has let them down. For those that believe in luck, we haven't really had any luck on our side,'' he added.

Admitting that his team has had an inconsistent run so far, Mallya hoped that Force India will do better next season.

''We've had a year that's been pretty erratic. We started out pretty well and then we flattened out. We improved again and flattened out yet again. And since the European Grand Prix, we've just stayed flat,'' he said. ''But you can't keep moaning and groaning over split milk.

I'm very confident that we will put on more than a decent show in 2009.'' ''The year has gone remarkably quickly. We have improved, this much I will say. We haven't improved enough, it's pretty clear.

We'll learn our lessons from the mistakes of 2008, and we go in fully charged for 2009 with a comprehensive package from one of the two top teams in F1, and build on that a truly competitive race car,'' he added.


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