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“The pit-stop was good, but the team had to hold me on the exit because [Pastor] Maldonado was coming in, which meant I lost a position to [Esteban] Gutierrez,” he explained, “I was able to pass him again on the track, but there were some quick cars [namely Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton] with fresher tyres and there was no way to hold them off. Points were not too far away, but overall we didn't have the pace this weekend.”

Fortunately for Force India, main championship rival McLaren also suffered a poor return on its weekend, with only Jenson Button scoring in tenth place. As a result, the difference between the two teams in their fight for fifth overall only expands to five points with seven races remaining.

“We leave Monza empty-handed after a difficult weekend, and it's clear we need to recapture the form we showed before the summer break if we are to continue fighting for fifth in the constructors' championship,” team principal Vijay Mallya admitted.



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