Force India are aiming to continue with their upward curve in performance at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
The team, who are based at Silverstone, will be bringing a major upgrade to the paddock for this weekend's race. They will be running what is effectively a 'B Spec" version of the VJM08.
After a less than perfect start to the season, the results achieved over the past two grand prix have boosted the team reveals team principle Vijay Mallya.
“We come to Silverstone off the back of two strong results in Canada and Austria, two races that have been a big boost for everyone in the team. As we approach the mid-season point, being fifth in the championship is an tremendous achievement, especially when you take into consideration our start to the season. It’s a reward for the hard work by everyone in the team, both at the factory and trackside," he said.
Nico Hulkenberg, buoyed by his recent Le Mans triumph and excellent showing in Austria, believes that the new upgrades will allow the team to continue to improve, not only on Sunday but as the rest of the season continues.
"I am really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the upgraded VJM08 at Silverstone, which will give us the first impression of what we can expect in the second half of the season." said Hulkenberg.
Both Hulkenberg and his team-mate Sergio Perez feel that Silverstone is one of the best circuits on the calendar although it remains a challenging drive.
And no matter what the weather, fans always turn out in their droves, further adding to the spectacle.
“Silverstone is one of the best races on the calendar. The fans are great and it's hard to find an empty seat anywhere. The atmosphere is buzzing and that always gives me an extra boost. I usually go to the campsites to see the fans and it’s great to see everybody having such a good time. As a circuit, Silverstone gives you a great feeling when you're driving, especially in the fast corners: to get a good lap together on such a difficult track is an amazing feeling," said Hulkenberg.
“I really like the Silverstone track, with its fast and flowing corners, which are great fun to drive. There is a lot of history and you feel there is something special from the moment you arrive at the circuit. I always performed well there in the early part of my career and I would love to pick up some points this weekend," added Perez.