Force India team principal Vijay Mallya says the team should be able to continue to be competitive for the whole season.

In 2013, Force India started the year strongly but Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta's results tailed off later in the season, with just 18 of the team's 77 points being scored after the British Grand Prix as the team switched its focus to this year's car. Having scored points in every race so far, Mallya says there is no reason why Force India can't continue its form until the final race in Abu Dhabi.

"The development of the VJM07 continues and much of what we learn this year can be carried over into 2015," Mallya said. "So it's a very different situation compared with last year when we had to switch very early to develop the new car. Performance-wise we have some developments which will be on the car soon and that should give us a useful step. In terms of targets I certainly feel that more podiums are possible. We need to end the season in the same way we started it."

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Taking stock at the midway point of the season, Mallya was keen to praise his Force India team for being competitive on every kind of circuit.

"We are in a good place and the whole team should feel proud of our performance in the first half of the season. We've scored 39 points more compared to the first half of last season and that's an indication of our consistency. We've picked up points in every race and we're in the middle of a very close fight in the championship. We are pushing hard to be even more competitive, but we've certainly delivered in the first ten races."