Mallya happy with team's progress but regrets bad luck too

Vijay Mallya
New Delhi, Aug 4: Going into the summer break on a high with six points from the Hungarian GP, Force India is happy with the momentum it has gained after a slow start to the season but Team Principal Vijay Mallya also regrets the misfortune that has struck one of the cars consistently.

In the last two races, one of the two Force India cars has finished in top-10 and has beaten strong Mercedes, among others.

"I'm very encouraged and very happy. Development work through the season is obviously paying off. The car is getting better and more competitive and easier to drive. The drivers are highly motivated and clearly they are putting in their very best. In Germany it was Adrian, and in Hungary, Paul," Mallya said while reflecting on team's journey.

"We had a slow start to the season, because I think the first few flyaway races were just an extension of our development programme. But once we got going from the European season onwards, particularly from Monaco, we've improved almost every race.

"These last few races, where we have qualified in Q3, say it all. To be in the top 10 in such a fiercely competitive field is quite remarkable, and quite satisfying," he said.

Paul di Resta earned the side six points from Hungarian GP with the seventh place finish, which followed a strong showing by Adrian Sutil in the previous race in Germany where he ended sixth. 


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