Force India boss Vijay Mallya says 2011 has been the most complete season for his team in Formula 1 so far.
The squad has managed to score points in 12 out of 18 races so far this season for a total of 57 points, and the team looks set to secure sixth place in the championship. It would be Force India's best position yet in Formula 1, having finished in seventh place last year.
"I think 2011 has been our most complete season yet," said Mallya. "We've developed a car that has been strong in all areas and we've given some of the bigger teams a run for their money.
"I'm proud of what we have achieved, which is a testament to the dedication and commitment of all the team members. If we can secure sixth in the championship this weekend, it will be a key milestone in the history of this team, because the competitiveness of the Formula 1 grid is as intense as I can remember."
He admitted, however, that he is not taking anything for granted ahead of the final race of the season in Brazil, despite Force India being 15 points ahead of Toro Rosso.
"Absolutely not," he said when asked if the team was celebrating already. "I still remember what happened last year when we missed out on sixth place by just one point. We certainly head to Brazil in a very strong position, but I've learned that you should never take anything for granted."