Vijay Mallya expects another spectacular Indian GP

Updated: Oct 23, 2012, 14:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Sahara Force India team principal Vijay Mallya is expecting another spectacular Indian Grand Prix over the weekend, saying a double points finish at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) will be a fitting result for the team`s home race.

Mallya, who has been away from public glare following the suspension of his Kingfisher airlines, will attend the Oct 26-28 event at BIC.

"I remember how proud I felt last year to see our cars racing in India in the colours of the Indian flag. It was a moment I had dreamed about and a great sporting achievement for our country," Mallya said in a statement Tuesday.

"To score points was the icing on the cake. This year I would like to go one better and see both our cars in the points - at the very least - so that we can give our fans something to smile about. The gap to Sauber is now 27 points. It`s a big lead, but not impossible to catch them before the end of the year," he said.

Force India are seventh in the constructors` championship with 89 points from 16 rounds.

Mallya is hoping for a better show by the organisers, Jaypee Group, than in the inaugural edition.

"Last year`s race was a tremendous success. I`m sure we can expect an equally spectacular event this year. Buddh International Circuit always looks after us very well and I know that they have been working hard behind the scenes to fine-tune the circuit and facilities even more.

"But above all else, the most important thing is the layout of the track because last year all the drivers loved it. It`s certainly one of the best tracks in the world," he added.