Force India boss Vijay Mallya is confident his team has rectified the issues with its wheelnut system that marred its Malaysian Grand Prix last month.
Both Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil were forced to retire from the second race of the season because of problems with the captive wheelnut system the team is using this year. Mallya says the team has had time to understand and correct the problem, and is confident Force India will be able enjoy a strong Chinese Grand Prix this weekend.
"Even though the last race in Malaysia was very disappointing, I know we have the potential to bounce back quickly and get a good result in Shanghai," said Mallya. "Throughout the Sepang weekend, we had a quick car and the drivers felt good about their chances.
"We were confident of bringing both cars home in the points until the wheelnut issue let us down. We've had three weeks to understand what went wrong and have worked hard fix the root cause of the problem."
He reckons the upcoming races will show Force India's true potential after a promising start to the campaign in Australia.
"The next two weekends, with races in China and Bahrain, will put us in a position to see where we really stand in comparison with our rivals," Mallya added. "Everyone in the team is looking forward to this challenge and I am confident we will put the disappointment of Malaysia behind us and bring home some big points."