Force India can bounce back: Vijay Mallya

Apr 09, 2013, 01:21 IST | PA Sport

Force India are confident the wheelnut problems which hampered them in Malaysia will not be repeated in China this weekend.

The team were forced to retire Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil in Sepang because of problems with a new wheelnut system, which severely affected pit stops for both drivers.

Paul di Resta
Force India’s pit crew works on Paul di Resta’s car during the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit. PIC/Getty Images

Boss Vijay Mallya says the team have used the break before this weekend’s race in Shanghai to understand the problem, and does not expect to see a reoccurrence.

“Even though the last race in Malaysia was very disappointing, I know we have the potential to bounce back quickly and get a good result in Shanghai,” he said.
“Throughout the Sepang weekend, we had a quick car and the drivers felt good about their chances.

“We were confident of bringing both cars home in the points until the wheelnut issue let us down.  “We’ve had three weeks to understand what went wrong and have worked hard fix the root cause of the problem,” he added.

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