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Force India set for significant investment boost for 2013 // Vijay Mallya talks about his team's season and the future

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Dr Vijay Mallya has given the Force India team a morale boost for the coming season, announcing that the board of the team met in India and have agreed to invest in the design department. He said: “We are going to invest heavily in new technology and give more tools to our design team to try and move further up the grid.”

It’s not entirely clear where the money will be coming from, and seems out of place alongside reports that employees of Mallya’s Kingfisher airlines have only just been paid for their work in April of this year.

Nevertheless, Mallya is feeling positive about the team’s performance this season and their potential for the next, adding: “Every year we’ve demonstrated that we’ve gone up the ladder, and we’ve taken fairly significant steps, not just baby steps.”

This season, the team are currently sitting seventh in the constructor’s championship, with 99 points and two fourth place finishes as their best results with one race to go.