Force India wants both cars in the top 10

Mallya looking forward to Sepang

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By Franck Drui

31 March 2010 - 09:41
Force India wants both cars in the (...)

The Malaysian Grand Prix, the third round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place just one week after the thrilling Australian Grand Prix.

The Force India F1 Team is looking forward to this race after another positive weekend of racing action: for the second consecutive event the team made the grade for Q3 and converted the form to points in the race when Tonio Liuzzi picked up seventh position.

Adrian Sutil was unfortunate not to finish when he retired with an electrical problem early on, but will be looking to open his points account in Malaysia. Test and reserve driver Paul di Resta will also be back in action in FP1 on Friday, this time replacing Tonio Liuzzi for the 90 minute session.

Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman and team principal

How would you review the Australian Grand Prix?

I’ve always maintained that the car was competitive, particularly in race pace, and now we expect our cars to be finishing in the top 10 and in the points. Tonio drove exceptionally well and scored points but it was very disappointing about Adrian. Hopefully we’ll get to the bottom of it and make sure it doesn’t happen in the future. I’m pleased with what we got, although you always think it could have been better. So I’m looking forward to the next race where I’d dearly like to see both cars coming home in the points.

On this current form, what are you now expecting in Malaysia?

I think we have every reason to be confident. The cars are clearly capable of being in the top 10. I just hope we don’t have any bad luck in terms of extraordinary events or incidents. If both cars get a good, clean race I think both should be in the points. We’re on target.

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