Date: 17th October 2013 at 8:31am
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Sauber are targeting a end of season charge to take sixth place from Force India during the final four rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Whilst the race for the title has been all but settled in favour of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing for a fourth consecutive season, the challenge further down the grid is a lot tighter.

Just ten points separate Ferrari and Mercedes for the battle of best of the rest, while Lotus may feel they can also join that battle being only 23 points further adrift.

Force India’s recent drop in results has seen McLaren overtake them for fifth and has left them looking over their shoulder towards Sauber.

Just as Force India’s form has dropped, Sauber’s form has improved and over the past four races, Sauber have cut the gap by 27 points. With a further four races to go, the gap now stands at just 17 points.

‘I think we still have room to improve and it’s something which, if we get our act together, if we don’t make mistakes, if we continue to be as focused as we are, we have good chances to maybe go further up on our own merit, Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn told Sky Sports.

Toro Rosso stand in eighth place in the F1 constructors standings, 14 points behind Sauber and while their form doesn’t suggest that they will be making a late challenge on the top six, Kaltenborn isn’t taking that challenge for granted.

‘It’s equally important to look behind as well as because you don’t need much to go wrong in one or two races and suddenly maybe you’re somewhere back again where you don’t want to be.’