Force India co-owner and team principal Vijay Mallya insists he was always confident the team would finish the 2016 season on a high note despite a disappointing start to the season.
Force India scored just 14 points in the opening five races of the season, compared to 65 points for nearest rival Williams over the same period, but the team maintained belief that its plan would pay off in the long-run.
With one race remaining, Force India holds a 27-point lead over Williams in the standings, meaning it's highly unlikely they will lose out on fourth place in the Constructors' Standings – which would be their best ever finish.
"After scoring well in Brazil, we head to Abu Dhabi on the verge of achieving our best ever finish in the constructors’ championship," said Mallya. "There is one final step to take and everyone is determined to get the job done and end the season on a high with a strong result.
"The final race is a great opportunity to look back at the work we have done this year. I have always been confident in our team, even when circumstances played against us in the early races and we didn’t get the results our pace deserved.
"We kept to our plan, trusted our direction and since May we have been on the way up. Monaco was a big turning point and the team has been going from strength to strength since then."
Although fourth looks a sure bet, barring a miracle race for Williams, Mallya says it's important they score well to sign off the season in style.
"Abu Dhabi is the culmination of all our efforts, but there is no room for complacency.
"Both our drivers have an extra bit of motivation to do well – Checo to cross the 100-point threshold, which would be the first time ever for a Force India driver; Nico to close his Force India adventure on a high.
"This is a track that brought us some good results in the past and it would be special to end the season in style."