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Force India will keep fighting up the order - Mallya

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Vijay Mallya thinks Force India has proven it has a car which can "constantly deliver whatever the track" and wants to see the team continue to fight higher up the order.

Force India has enjoyed a great start to the season, with Sergio Perez taking the team's first podium since 2009 in Bahrain and Nico Hulkenberg currently fifth in the drivers' standings. Hulkenberg crossed the line fifth in Monaco on another competitive weekend for the team and, though he is aware the battle with fellow Mercedes customers Williams and McLaren for fourth will be fierce, team principal Mallya predicts Force India can continue to keep the pace.

"We've been in the points in every race, which is very motivating for everyone in the team and helps pump us up even more," Mallya said. "There are some strong teams behind us, but we are holding our own and will continue pushing hard.

"The battle for fourth place is going to be intense as the season develops, but at the moment we are firmly in fourth with 15 points advantage over fifth place. We are now a third of the way into the season and we've shown that we have a car that can constantly deliver whatever the track."

Mallya believes Force India can continue its good form in Canada but is wary of a backlash after such a good start to the season.

"[Canada] should be a good one for us. However, gone are the days when you can hope to have results simply based on what tracks should suit you. This game has changed too much. There are so many variables in racing that we don't take anything for granted. For example, the weather often plays a role in Montreal and that could reset everything."

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