Force India Debut New Aero Package in Singapore

While they can't possible hope to finish the 2010 Formula One season in 5th place, Force India will try to cement their 6th position in the manufacturers' race during the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.

With Williams-Cosworth breathing down their neck in the overall classification, the guys at Force India have prepared a new aerodynamic package for the famous street race in order to make the scoreboard once again this season. Team co-owner Vijay Mallya admitted that the new and final aim for the 2010 campaign is to finish 6th overall, ahead of Williams.

We've got a good package for Singapore that we have been working on back in the factory and the wind tunnel,” said Mallya in a preview for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Clearly it's a very different downforce level to what the last two circuits have needed, but we feel that we have a good compromise between speed and balance into the corners and are able to perform strongly on the high downforce tracks as well as the low. We certainly want to hang on to sixth in the World Championship, and not let Williams get past us. That clearly is a priority.

Race driver Adrian Sutil will hope to get back on a point-scoring streak in Singapore following a disappointing outing in the Italian GP, and reckoned that Force India's main rival for the closing stages of 2010 remains Williams F1.

For the first time since Hungary we'll be running in high downforce configuration and we have some aero upgrades and bodywork updates we'll introduce specifically for the demands of the Singapore track. I'm really looking forward to it,” said Sutil, while admitting that “points have got to be the aim this time. Williams had a great event in Italy and really closed the gap to us, so we need as many points as we can.

Vitantonio Liuzzi will also look to end his bad luck streak in the series – having scored only one point throughout the last 6 races – and is trustful of the new updates prepared by Force India for Singapore.

The team is working hard and we will have another aero update ready for the car, so that is always a boost heading into a Grand Prix weekend, particularly when the field is so close now. I'll still try and make as big a difference as possible in the cockpit and do everything I can to make up for the points we missed out on in Monza,” added the Italian driver.
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