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Fisi's exit won't slow down the car, Sutil can score: Mallya

other Updated: Sep 04, 2009 16:31 IST

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The VJM02 will remain the same blindingly fast car, with or without Giancarlo Fisichella, and Adrian Sutil is good enough to score points in the remaining five races of the 2009 season, said Force India chairman Vijay Mallya.

Talking to PTI from London, Mallya dismissed suggestion that losing Fisichella, so far the team's only point-scoring driver, would render the team a lesser force and insisted in F1, it all boils down to the car, more than its driver.

"Let's get one thing clear. Fisichella's presence or absence will not make the car go faster or slower. The car has already been developed and it's competitive and blindingly fast," a nonchalant Mallya said.

"Let's understand the driver's responsibility. His first responsibility is to work with the engineers to develop the car. For all of last year and this year, Fisichella has worked with the engineers to develop a car and we now have a truly fast car.

"Now going forward, there are five races to go this year and I can tell you that there is no rule that only Fisichella can score points with this car," he said.