Force India not taking things easy for Abu Dhabi race

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 21:36 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: With just two races to go in the season, Sahara Force India has a 10-point cushion against close rivals Sauber and Toro Rosso but the team is not taking the sixth-place finish for granted.

Force India have 51 points while Sauber and Toro Rosso are on 41 each.

The Indian team had finished in seventh position last season after being pipped by Williams by just one point and the result still haunts Force India.

With penultimate race of the calendar lined up for Sunday, Team Principal Vijay Mallya promised to be as competitive as they have been in the season.

"Formula One becomes more and more competitive with each passing day. Toro Rosso has clearly made a huge step since Japan. We`ve also made a bit of a step with the upgrades we brought to India. But at the end of the day you never know until the last race is over.”

"We found that out painfully last year when Williams pipped us by one point, but now I think we’re comfortably in sixth position, ahead of Toro Rosso as well as Sauber. But it`s never done until it`s done," Mallya said.

PTI