Vijay Mallya hopes Force India's Singapore updates will translate in to an improved performance at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Force India moved back in to fifth place in the constructors' championship ahead of McLaren thanks to a double-points finish in Singapore, with a new aerodynamic package on the car for that race. With the team only having scored points on one occasion at Suzuka, Mallya is hoping the update that was introduced at the last race will help buck that trend.

"We haven't had the best of results in Suzuka over the years, but hopefully with this car and these two drivers we can come away with some points," Mallya said. "We brought an aero update to Singapore and, in terms of race pace, it worked well. Suzuka will give us another chance to evaluate those parts because it's a track that is dominated by medium-speed corners. There are also a few more bits and pieces coming before the end of the year, so we're continuing to push hard and not giving up."

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And Mallya added that he will judge 2014 to have been a success for Force India regardless of what happens between now and the end of the season.

"We were ahead, then we fell behind, and now we're back in fifth place. I think we all recognise that the fight is only going to become even more intense as the end of the season approaches. To be in this position after fourteen races says a lot about what we have achieved this year. We've also scored more points than ever before [117] and there is still a quarter of the season to go. Whatever happens in the remaining races, I'm already very proud of our achievements in 2014."