Force India Turn on the Heat, Make Ferrari Sweat to Retain its Third Place

Force India's deputy team boss Robert Fernley is confident that his drivers will close the gap against third-placed Ferrari in the F1 2014 races to come.

updated: June 30, 2014 17:14 IST
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Force India's Nico Hulkenberg races his car during the Austrian Grand Prix.

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New Delhi: Force India are in good shape to fight Formula 1 giants Ferrari for third place in the team standings, said deputy team boss Robert Fernley on their battle against the Italian manufacturer operating on a much higher budget.

According to the 2013 figures, Ferrari and Red Bull spent in excess of 200 million pounds while mid-field outfits Force India and Williams spent close to 100 million pounds, giving enough food for thought on the contentious cost cap debate in Formula 1.

Fernely said the performance of Force India and Williams in 2014 has shown that results can be achieved with a limited budget besides vindicating his team's stance on the need for a cost cap.

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