Formula One team Force India's German driver Adrian Sutil says the VJM04 proved itself a reliable car in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, in which the outfit managed to finish among points after the exclusion of both Saubers for a technical infringement.
They brought their cars
home in 11th and 12th on the road, before the technical infringement by Saubers moved Sutil and Paul di Resta into ninth and 10th in Melbourne and Sutil said it was a good result and a good weekend.
"In general it was a good weekend for us. The car was not so bad," said Sutil.
"We expected the worst as the pace wasn't there in Barcelona during testing. But here it was much better in qualifying, and in the race both cars finished, so it was a good result in the end," he added.
The fact that the drivers now know that there is a strong update package in the pipeline, Sutil said he was hoping to have an interesting race in Malaysia.
"It will be quite an interesting race.
"Let's see if the rain comes down. I hope so, as it will help us quite a lot!" said Sutil.