Force India pair Adrian Sutil
and Tonio Liuzzi will hope to secure a vital points finish in the final round of the F1 season in Abu Dhabi as the Silverstone-based team looks to beat Williams
to sixth in the championship standings.
Williams holds a one point advantage going into the race following Nico Hulkenberg's eighth place finish in Brazil, which leaves Force India
to do the chasing at Yas Marina.
Although he struggled on his Abu Dhabi debut last year, Liuzzi heads to the event in confident mood this time around and admits that the fight for sixth is set to be a close run affair.
“Abu Dhabi is going to be a really exciting event for everybody - there are so many battles up and down the field that it's going to be a great race to watch,” he said. “Certainly for us it's going to be interesting as we are fighting with Williams
for sixth place in the championship. We fell one point behind in Brazil but that is a slim margin with so many points available.
“Last year we had a difficult race and only finished in 15th, but this year we have to look to finish in the points to take the fight to Williams
again. The last race in Brazil was positive from the pace point of view but unfortunately I didn't finish as something broke on the car and we crashed about two thirds of the way through. We've looked into why and are confident it won't happen again this race so we can fully focus on sealing our best-ever result in the championship.”
Team-mate Sutil bounced back from a tough qualifying session in Brazil to finish just outside the points in twelfth and as well as helping his team, the German is also keen to try and climb back into the top ten in the drivers' championship.
“I'm really motivated to help the team to sixth in the championship now, the best result we've had in a long time,” he said. “I also want to get back into the top ten in the drivers' championship ahead of Rubens [Barrichello]. Michael [Schumacher] seems to be quite far away now but I think we can take Rubens for tenth. We made some good progress on the car in Brazil with the development parts and have some further bits to test in Abu Dhabi so it's very positive going into this final round of what's been a great season so far.”