Force India to continue its aero developments in Japan
Since the Singapore Grand Prix, Force India has had new parts on its VJM10 in Malaysia and will continue to do so in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.
"There are many positives to take from our performance in Sepang last weekend," said Vijay Mallya. "The pace of the car in both qualifying and the race shows that we are still unlocking further performance from the VJM10.
"It’s a good sign for the remaining five events of the year. Suzuka will give us another chance to explore our latest developments on a track that is very technical with big emphasis on aero."
The Indian outfit is utilising these races to test newer parts, which they could carry it into 2018, as it sits a comfortable fourth in the constructors' standings.
With McLaren, Renault and Williams capable to bounce back and pose a stiff challenge next year, Force India doesn't want to drop behind in the midfield battle.
In terms of results, despite the high speed nature of the circuit, it hasn't really worked too well for the team, with it claiming only two double points finishes in the 10 outings - recording a best of seventh place twice.
Individually, both Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon are also upbeat for Japan. While the former remains seventh with 76 points, Ocon is just behind in eighth with 57 in the drivers' standings after 15 rounds in the 2017 season.