The team is gearing up for the Melbourne Grand Prix here on Sunday but there are some off-track challenges for them as co-owner Subrata Roy Sahara is in jail due to his business related issues.
     
However, the team is happy with the way they have worked to develop the car for the new season.
     
Team Principal Vijay Mallya says they have done all they could but how successful the efforts would be, is difficult to say.
     
"It's never easy to make predictions and this year there are so many more unknowns than usual. I think we can arrive in Melbourne feeling happy about the work we’ve done over the winter. How that will translate to a race weekend is hard to say, but I think it's important that an element of unpredictability has returned," Mallya said.
     
"There is plenty of interest around Formula One at the moment and that's a good thing."
     
Mallya said they had a busy winter and he looked satisfied with their preparations for the new season.
     
"It's been a massive challenge, especially for a smaller team like ours. That was why we put so many plans in place early last year to be ready for what has become a very different Formula One. All the hard work has paid off, but it has been a very steep learning curve and a huge undertaking to get where we are today," he said.
     
Talking about the pre-season testing in Bahrain, Mallya said, "It was certainly a good week in terms of mileage because we completed the second highest number of laps of all the teams. So we can be satisfied with the amount and quality of the work we were able to carry out. We’ve learned a lot of things – by no means everything – and I think we can feel quietly confident."

 (Agencies)

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