Force India team principal Vijay Mallya admits his squad have some work to do if they are to reclaim fifth place from McLaren in the standings.
The Silverstone squad were ahead of their more illustrious rivals for most of the season, but they slipped to sixth in the Constructors' Championship at Spa after they picked up only two points.
"We could have had both cars in the points, but for the unfortunate incident where Paul [di Resta] was taken out by [Williams' Pastor] Maldonado," Mallya said.
"Nevertheless it's good to be in the points in the first race back after the break. We've still got some more work to do because McLaren got ahead of us, but they are only four points ahead and that's not too much to catch up."
It will be tricky for Force India to get ahead of McLaren as they have already stopped development of the VJM06 in order to focus on their 2014 challenger.
"I guess it will be a neck and neck race. McLaren have obviously spent a lot of time working on this year's car and they have improved significantly," Mallya said.
"We've stopped the development of the 2013 car and have focussed mainly on 2014 because there are so many technical challenges for next year. So we need to extract the best of what we have to maintain our competitiveness going forward for the rest of the season."