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Force India hoping to finish off on a high in Brazil

November 20, 2013 11:17 IST

Force India hoping to finish off on a high in Brazil

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Sahara Force India will guard against complacency in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, the final race of the 2013 Formula One season, as the team wants to finish sixth in the constructors' title and the drivers want to sign off on a high.

Force India enjoy a strong 24-point lead over Sauber but will be looking for a good result in Brazil.

"I think the odds are in our favour, but there's no room for complacency. We need to make sure we get the job done in Interlagos," Team Principal Vijay Mallya said.

"The weather forecast is for some rain and that would introduce an element of unpredictability. That was the case last year when Nico [Hulkenberg] was leading the race, so we have good memories of Interlagos."


Image: Force India
Photographs: Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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'I really hope we can end the era on a positive note'

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Force India driver Paul Di Resta said the 4.309-km Interlagos circuit is difficult to negotiate.

"Because it’s such a small track every hundredth and thousandth of a second becomes even more critical in qualifying. The lap has a very nice flow with a real variation of corners. There are fast sections, slow corners, elevation changes and off-camber parts of the lap. It may be small, but it has everything you need from a track.

"..It would be great to round off the year with a special result. The weather forecast looks uncertain and it’s a track which always generates an interesting Grand Prix. It's the final race for the V8 engines so I really hope we can end the era on a positive note."


Image: Paul Di Resta
Photographs: Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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'We could be in a good position for a high-points finish'

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Adrian Sutil said the track should suit their car and likely wet conditions would also benefit them.

"It’s quite easy to follow a car onto the straight and there’s a big chance for slip-streaming. It’s also a difficult circuit to drive despite its short length. It's bumpy and quite low grip, which makes it hard to get the perfect lap.

"I believe the track will suit our car and, should this be a wet race, we could be in a good position for a high-points finish," he said.


Image: Adrian Sutil
Photographs: Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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