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'Need to improve race pace at Malaysian GP'

'Need to improve race pace at Malaysian GP'

Force India picked one point from season-opening Melbourne Grand Prix.

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Sepang: Getting the consistent race pace is a challenge before Sahara Force India at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, the team has said.

Force India picked one point from season-opening Melbourne Grand Prix with Paul di Resta finishing 10th but Nico Hulkenberg had to retire in the very first lap after being hit from behind.

"It's difficult to judge much from the first race, but we have learned a lot from Melbourne and we will try and improve our race pace consistency this weekend in Malaysia," Team Principal Vijay Mallya said.

Mallya also spoke about the tough mid-field competition.

"What is clear is that all the teams around us are very closely matched in terms of absolute pace and even the smallest mistake in qualifying or the race can cost you several positions. It will be very competitive in the midfield, just as we predicted during the pre-season."

Paul Di Resta said top-10 finish is in his mind after a good start at the Australian Grand Prix.

"That will certainly be the aim. We struggled for consistent race pace in Melbourne and it will be interesting to see if we can improve on that this weekend on a circuit with very different characteristics," Resta said.


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