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Force India to maintain aggressive approach

After all but wrapping up sixth place in the constructors' championship Force India see no reason to change their aggressive approach at this weekend's Brazilian GP
Force India head into the final F1 weekend of the season at Brazil's Interlagos circuit fresh in the knowledge that their sixth position in the constructors' championship is virtually secured.

Their main rivals Sauber and Toro Rosso now languish some 15 points behind thanks to Force India's solid run of scoring points in twelve of the seasons eighteen races.

Despite this, both of their drivers see no reason to believe why they should stop pushing, showing testament to the Silverstone based teams approach all season.

Following yet another competitive performance last time out at Abu Dhabi in the shape of a double points finish, Adrian Sutil believes their car will once again suit the Interlagos circuit. The German ace also finds himself in a tussle for ninth in the drivers' championship just two points behind Renault's Vitaly Petrov - something the elder Force India driver has set his sights on.

"I think we should be strong in Interlagos," he said. "In Abu Dhabi we achieved the maximum because the cars ahead of us were too quick, so we have to aim for the same this weekend. Personally I would love to finish ninth in the drivers' championship and to do that I need to score at least four points."

Sutil also plans to change his fortunes around the Interlagos circuit having never scored a point in previous seasons.

"It's always a really special race," he said. "The crowd is very loud and they create an amazing atmosphere. Even when you are driving the car you can hear the crowd cheering. As for my results there, I have both good and bad memories. 2009 was great when I qualified third on the grid, but in the race things did not go to plan. In fact, I've never had much luck racing in Brazil and I've yet to score a point at Interlagos. I really want to change that this year!"

Team mate di Resta once again arrives at a circuit with no previous experience, not that it has managed to hamper his performances. The young Scotsman believes an aggressive approach is needed this weekend as fifth placed Renault lie fifteen points up the road.

Although this remains a mammoth task, the Brazilian GP's unpredictability coupled with a double points finish for the Silverstone squad could put them right in contention.

"To be honest I don't know a massive amount," said di Resta when asked about the circuit. "I've never driven there, although I was there last year as reserve driver. So I've seen the place and walked the track, but nothing more. It looks like quite a tricky circuit because it's undulating and there are some unusual corners. It's anti-clockwise, too, so that always makes it more physically demanding.




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Sahara Force India F1 VJM10 cockpit detail.
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(L to R): Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team with team mate Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Andrew Green (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Technical Director; Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; and the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 with Alfonso Celis Jr (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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(L to R): Andrew Green (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Technical Director; Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team; Robert Fernley (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Deputy Team Principal, and the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner with Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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(L to R): David Croft (GBR) Sky Sports Commentator with Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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(L to R): Alfonso Celis Jr (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver; Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Alfonso Celis Jr (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver, with the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team, with the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 with team mate Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team and the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team unveil the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team unveil the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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Otmar Szafnauer (USA) Sahara Force India F1 Chief Operating Officer.
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(L to R): Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team with Otmar Szafnauer (USA) Sahara Force India F1 Chief Operating Officer.
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1Jez

November 23, 2011 3:15 PM

Is it just me, or is everyone else sick to death of "(insert F1 team or personality here) vows to push hard/keep pushing/push at every race?" I mean, this is motor racing, is 'pushing hard' not the default setting? Any team not pushing hard doesn't belong in, well, any sport really. In other sporting news "Nadal vows to hit ball, win games", "Michael Clarke vows to run between wickets" and "Kewell vows to kick ball".



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