Force India boss Vijay Mallya says that his team is aiming to “ruffle a few feathers” towards the front of the grid, as he looks to continue the development race following his team’s strong showing at the Canadian Grand Prix.
“I am very proud of what the team has achieved so far, but by no means are we going to ease off at this point,” Mallya said while reflecting on the Canadian GP. “The development race is not going to stop: we are working hard to bring updates to the car and give our drivers an even better chance to score big results.
“Of course, we have shown a good level of consistency, being able to score in every race so far, and we want to continue to be able to ruffle a few feathers in the top spots.”
Although Sergio Perez crashed out of the Canadian Grand Prix on the final lap, Mallya takes solace in the fact that both cars had been very competitive to that point.
“Let’s not forget that Nico drove a brilliant race to score another ten points, but up until the last lap it looked like being an even sweeter result with both cars very well placed. Sadly it was not meant to be.
“The car, the team and the drivers performed admirably throughout the whole weekend. The VJM07 was very competitive; we got all the strategy calls right and we were on course for one of our best ever results.
“The accident for Sergio on the last lap took that away from us, but we should not forget the positives: our tyre management was excellent and we were able to race at the front and challenge for the win. It was one of our strongest races.”
Perez heads to the Austrian Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty after the stewards deemed him responsible for the last lap crash in Canada.
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