Vijay Mallya considers 2011 Formula One season as the best yet for Force India
Force India Formula One Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya has stated that he is very happy with what his team has achieved this season. Dr Mallya announced his arrival in the F1 circuit when he bought Formula One team, Spyker F1 in 2007 for €90 million. Dr Mallya later changed the name of his F1 Team to Force India. Force India Formula One team raced for the first time at the 2008 Australian GP and Giancarlo Fisichella became the driver to score first ever championship points for Force India at the 2008 Belgian GP when he finished second.
Force India’s fourth season in Formula One is almost over. With just one race to go, Force India is sitting pretty on the 6th spot of the constructor’s points table with 57 points. So compared to last season, when Force India finished 7th, this is a better finish. Not only that, the way Force India drivers, Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta drove their cars around the track without any fear of being underdogs, is commendable.
Dr Mallya said, “I think 2011 has been our most complete season yet. We’ve developed a car that has been strong in all areas and we’ve given some of the bigger teams a run for their money. I’m proud of what we have achieved, which is a testament to the dedication and commitment of all the team members. If we can secure sixth in the championship this weekend, it will be a key milestone in the history of this team because the competitiveness of the Formula One grid is as intense as I can remember.”
Toro Rosso F1 Team is behind Force India on 7th spot with 42 points this season. Dr Mallya clearly remembers what happened at the last race of the 2010 F1 season and clearly does not want to repeat the same mistake. “I still remember what happened last year when we missed out on sixth place by just one point. We certainly head to Brazil in a very strong position, but I’ve learned that you should never take anything for granted,” Dr Mallya added.