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Mallya delighted with Force India progression

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is confident the team can finish fourth in the Constructors’ Championship next year after targeting fifth place this season.

The Silverstone-based outfit have enjoyed a fantastic campaign so far and they are currently sixth in the team standings, just one point behind Lotus.

Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg have both impressed and the former has recorded the best finish of the season after 11 races, grabbing a brilliant fifth last time out in Belgium.

The performance of Force India all the more surprising, especially when they have only reportedly spent around 130 million euros this year, way below the 470 million euros the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull have lavished.

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Mallya has praised the efforts of everyone involved in the team and he has already starting setting goals for the 2016 campaign.

“I have set my targets for the team, and we are doing very well in achieving them. I will not get carried away saying that we will achieve P4 this season, but there is no reason why we should not target that in 2016,” he said.

“Then 2016 is carry over from this season and when the B-spec delivers what we believe it has the potential to, then why not? 2017 is a whole different ballgame. My guess is that the cars will have to be ‘re-invented’ again – and we will start early to stay ahead of the game.”

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