MPH: Mark Hughes on...

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Still unlikely to be F1 Force

IT WAS interesting to hear Vijay Mallya say that, with the Mercedes engine package, he can now benchmark where Force India is against McLaren. My guess is that he will find about the same shortfall the team had against Ferrari when it was using the Italian engines.

That's no reflection on the quality of the people at the team's Silverstone base, it's just about money. For a little insight into what a small F1 team is up against, let's just consider one aspect of the team Mallya is about to measure Force India against: tyre modelling.

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