Force India team principal Vijay Mallya says his team has "nothing to lose" in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as it chases fifth place in the constructors' championship.

Having been in a close battle with McLaren for much of the season, Force India has slipped 34 points adrift of fifth place having scored just 10 points in the last four races combined. However, with double points on offer at the Yas Marina circuit, Mallya has not ruled out overhauling McLaren at the final race.

"It will not be easy, but we will give it everything we have and see if that will be enough," Mallya said. "Whatever happens in Abu Dhabi, we already have sixth place in the championship secured, so there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. We are usually competitive in Abu Dhabi and I am really looking forward to it.

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"As a big Formula One fan, I am also eager to see the final chapter of the Championship battle between Nico [Rosberg] and Lewis [Hamilton] - it will be exciting."

Regardless of the result, Mallya says he will look back fondly on 2014 after a competitive season for both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

"I believe we have a lot to be proud of this season. We took on some huge challenges at the start of a new era of Formula One and we produced a competitive car. We took the fight to the biggest names in the sport; we got back on the podium on merit and did so without compromising on our philosophy.

"I feel that in Nico and Checo we have found a pair of drivers who are capable of pushing each other and the team at every race and this is helping us maximise the good work done by everyone at our headquarters and trackside. In 2014 we scored the biggest points total in our history and we want to build on this result to create an even stronger 2015."