Mallya 'proud' of Hulkenberg's Le Mans victory

Force India boss Vijay Mallya hailed the performance of Nico Hulkenberg at 24 hours of Le Mans after the German won the race, driving the #19 Porsche.

Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy won the race ahead of the #17 Porsche driven by ex-F1 driver Mark Webber, alongside Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley.

Mallya was on-site throughout the race, and was pleased to see his driver take victory.

"Nico's performance displayed his immense talent and made all of us at Sahara Force India proud," Mallya said.

"I truly hope he will be boosted by this success and translate it into another great performance in Austria."

B-spec car on course

There has been speculation regarding Force India's B-spec car, but Mallya is adamant that it is on course and will be used at Silverstone.

"There’s been a lot of talk about the development of the VJM08 and we are still on course to introduce an important step in Silverstone next month," he stated.

With Austria also regarded as a power circuit, Mallya hopes for another good performance from the team.

"The high-speed layout of Canada certainly played to the strengths of the Mercedes engine.

"Austria is regarded as another ‘power’ circuit, I would like to think we can be in the top 10 once again."

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