Force India aiming for British GP podium

Wednesday 27th June 2012, 18:41 by Ryan Wood 

Sahara Force India

Force India are setting their sights high for the British Grand Prix, their second home race according to team principal and co-owner Vijay Mallya.

The Indian has set his sights on a podium finish following their biggest ever points haul - (16) fifth for Nico Hulkenberg and seventh for Paul di Resta - during a single-race weekend in Valencia last time out.

Their attention has now turned to Silverstone where the team has a major upgrade package coming.

"We now have our sights set on Silverstone and we go there with a great deal of confidence, knowing that our car is competitive," Mallya told the official Formula 1 website.

"We will do whatever it takes to bring as many upgrades as possible to be even more competitive. That goes without saying," he added.

Speaking about the teams target for the next race and the season, he said: "We want to be on the podium [at the British GP]. I think we're close to it now.

"We are only one point shy of Williams right now and 16 points away from Sauber, who have had podium finishes. So we are getting there. We are definitely on target. I want to finish fifth in the constructors’ championship this year and - fingers crossed - it looks like we're getting there."

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