Sao Paulo: Force India driver Adrian Sutil is hoping that five place grid-penalty imposed on him would not stop him from putting up a good show at upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix and he will be able to win back his ninth position in the drivers championship.
Sutil is also keen to see that Force India maintains its sixth position in the constructor’s championship with only two races remaining in the season.
Vitantonio Liuzzi is also keen to go with momentum after his best race-result at Korean Grand Prix, where he finished sixth.
Team principal Vijay Mallya is confident that low downforce track at Interlagos circuit would help his drivers shine in the penultimate November 5-7 race.
“I love going to South America as I have some heritage there on my father’s side and the atmosphere at the track is really something special. Last year I was third on the grid but we know going into the event that it won’t be possible this season as we have the penalty from the Korean GP.
“I’m very motivated to get over the penalty and get back ninth position in the drivers’ championship and of course to do everything I can to help the team get to sixth in the constructors,” Sutil said.
Italian Liuzzi is upbeat about the race after a morale boosting result in Korea.
“We showed again (in Korea) that when conditions are tough we can be in the game. For me it was really important to show we are back in business and the first thing I said on the radio to my engineers was the luck had to turn one day, sooner or later.
“Fortunately we were able to show that when things are going right, we are there, and we are fast, and we are ready to do great things. It’s good to see this, and we hopefully can have the same kind of result in the next few races,” he said.
Mallya was extremely confident about the car and drivers’ ability to get some more points from Brazil.
“We’re bringing some small aero updates again and a couple of mechanical changes to tease everything we can out of the car. We felt that we didn’t get the maximum potential from the car in qualifying in Korea, so we’ll try to improve on that in Brazil to set us up for a better race.
“It’s really the final push so we’re putting all our heads together to get everything we can,” Mallya said.