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Mallya says Force India can score soon - Vijay doesn't think aiming for points is too optimistic for this year and next

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Force India have yet to score a point since their debut in the sport last year, but boss Vijay Mallya is adamant that believing the team can get on the podium soon is not overly optimistic. Mallya says: “The bottom line is that we're there, and all that I had programmed for the team in terms of gradual improvement in 2009 is happening.” He added that if there were no points forthcoming this year, he is confident that 2010 will see a Force India in the top eight regularly. Mallya is also happy to see their progress against their rivals, saying: “To be beating cars like the McLarens, the BMWs, and the Renaults says a lot for a small team like Force India. At Silverstone there were no luck stories, like it rained or some extraordinary event happened. This is pure racing and that's what gives me the confidence that we'll get there.”

His hopes for this weekend in Germany include getting into the second session of qualifying, and the better starting position will mean finishing higher up the order will be easier as well.

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