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Force India Target Podium Finish For 100th Race

This weekends Canadian Grand Prix will be the 100th that Force India have raced in.

In the six-years that co-owner Vijay Mallya has been with Force India they've only managed one driver finish in the top three, with this being Giancarlo Fisichella's second place finish in the Belgian Grand Prix in 2009.

When you look at it that way you'd think, on paper, a top three finish this weekend would be difficult. However, the team is performing well this season and it's far from the realms of realism that this could happen.

There would be no better way to celebrate the century up by finishing in the top three again, and this is the challenge put down by Mallya, who said: 'I think we are now knocking on the door of our first podium finish since 2009, and it's time to do that all-important step,' Mallya said ahead of Sunday's race

'Montreal would be a great place to do so - it is a track that favours overtaking and our car has shown the race pace to finish among the leaders, so everything is possible.'

Both cars retired from the Malaysian Grand Prix, that aside though Force India have had an impressive season to date and have collected points in every race (that Malaysian aside) and are certainly “knocking on the door” as Mallya put it.

Can this weekend be the weekend for Force India's Adrian Sutil and/or Paul di Resta to find that podium finish? They've got a decent chance!

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Date:Wednesday June 5 2013

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