Barcelona: Encouraged by its "best ever" start to season, Force India is determined to see its drivers on the podium soon as the side prepares "hard" to compete in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.
     
Paul di Resta came close to getting the team its first podium of the season but had to be content with a fourth-place finish in the last race in Bahrain.
     
Team Principal Vijay Mallya said the team was not complacent after fantastic result in Bahrain as the European leg of the season-2013 begins on Sunday.
     
"Overall the balance is extremely positive for Sahara Force India with our best ever start to a season. In terms of points scored we are nine points up compared to last year and we've been up at the sharp end fighting with the big teams," Mallya said.
     
"After the pit stop problems in Malaysia, points finishes in China and Bahrain have set us back on the right path, but nobody in the team is taking it for granted and we will not rest on our laurels. At both the factory and at the track, everyone is working hard to ensure we can build on these good results. We intend to hold our ground and remain in the hunt for points and podiums," Mallya added.
     
Paul said to be ahead of McLaren after four races is a credit to the team and podium is not that far now.
     
The Scot said they have good understanding of the Barcelona track but it is crucial to get right aero balance to achieve desired result.
     
Adrian Sutil, who has missed points in the last three races, said he prefer not to think about negatives. In China he was hit from the back and in Bahrain his car suffered tyre punctures, compromising his result.

(Agencies)

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