Force India aims to close gap on BMW

Force India boss Vijay Mallya is hoping his team will be able to close the gap on BMW Sauber at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix

Force India aims to close gap on BMW

The Silverstone-based squad has performed strongly in recent races and is currently in ninth place in the standings, 11 points behind BMW.

Mallya reckons his team has nothing to lose and says Force India will try its best to close the gap in Brazil.

"We will be giving it everything we have," said Mallya. "Brazil should suit us, our car has performed well on tracks with a similar configuration, and now we've got the taste for points we want to get some more.

"BMW are 11 points ahead of us in the Constructors' Championship so if Tonio and Adrian push hard we could at least close that gap. It's going to be difficult but we have everything to gain and nothing to lose by making this our aim."

Mallya admitted it was disappointing to miss out on a points finish in Japan, but the Indian is optimistic the team will be competitive at Interlagos.

"We expected it to be very tough in Singapore but we had high hopes for the Japanese Grand Prix," he said. "To a certain extent we got there as we qualified well, ran towards the front of the field and raced with larger teams. However of course we missed out on points again so ultimately it was frustrating we could not capitalise on this.

"Based on this form I am however very optimistic we can make up ground in Brazil. Adrian and Tonio both know the track and the car is at its peak so I'm confident we should again be Q2 or higher and again racing for the points."

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