Formula One: Mallya plans to be in Singapore points

SINGAPORE - Force India boss Vijay Mallya admits the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend will be a different proposition to Spa and Monza, but remains confident the team will continue their impressive form.
Following Giancarlo Fisichella's second place finish at the Belgian Grand Prix and Adrian Sutil's fourth place in Italy, expectations are high.

Formula One: Mallya plans to be in Singapore points
But Mallya warned that the twisting Singapore street circuit, a race run at night, will be a different challenge altogether for his fledgling team.
"I'd hope in Singapore we could be again in Q3 and racing for points," said the Indian industrialist.
"We have a new upgrade coming, which features some modifications to the bodywork, the diffuser and the front wing.
"Every upgrade we've introduced so far this year has really given us a step forward so I am hopeful that we will be able to maintain our recent run of form.
"We do know however that it's going to be tough as Spa and Monza were low downforce tracks and Singapore demands higher levels but we've set the bar high now. We need to keep pushing until the end of the season."
Sutil is confident more success will come.
"Last year I didn't have such a great race but this year we are in a very different situation," he said.
"My goal will be to be focussed from the start of the weekend, do some solid work in practice and qualify well as a good grid position is very important here.
"For sure it's then to get some more points. I feel we can definitely add to the total."

Friday, September 25th 2009

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