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Force India calls time on 2013 updates

Adrian Sutil says Force India has no more updates to come on the VJM06 but can still challenge McLaren for fifth in the standings
Sahara Force India has turned its focus to the 2014 F1 season according to driver Adrian Sutil, who has revealed that no further updates are planned for its current challenger.

The team has been one of the star performers this year and held fifth place in the championship standings until the Belgian GP at Spa, where McLaren finally managed to get back ahead thanks to Jenson Button's sixth place.

The Silverstone-based team is now set for a battle to try and reclaim the position after deciding to end development of the VJM06, but Sutil said that didn't mean the team couldn't still keep the pressure on McLaren in the points.

"There is nothing more new planned this year," he told Auto Motor und Sport. "However, sometimes you win even if you are only optimising the existing package. You can still find a lot of time when you are working on improving what you already have. There are a number of ways that we can maximize the package we have.

"I remain optimistic because I believe that we have not taken everything out of this car and the new tyres. McLaren has worked better but I think we still have a lot of potential, even without updates. We just need a better understanding of the package."





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Taz

August 28, 2013 12:08 PM

@Jamal22 Oh dear, the thread doesn't even mention Paul but you have to get your jib in. That's fair enough but don't grumble when people poke fun at your precious lulu by calling them haters (as you have done) when your doing exactly the same thing to another driver, it's called hypocrisy!



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