Formula One: Force India fail to score a point

July 29th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Budapest, July 29 (IANS) Sahara Force India failed to score a point at the Hungarian Grand Prix held here Sunday, with its drivers finishing 11th and 12th.

Former GP2 champion Nico Hulkenberg failed to earn the final championship point despite starting 10th on the grid, ending the race at 11th, 57.2 seconds behind race winner Lewis Hamilton of McLaren.

British driver Paul di Resta finished where he started, 12th, 5.6 seconds behind his teammate.

Di Resta is 13th in the driver’s championship table with 27 points while German teammate Hulkenberg lurks in 16th place with 19 points.

Force India’s hopes of of regaining the sixth place in the constructor’s championship took a knock after the race. They are placed eighth with 46 points.

The only Indian driver in Formula One, Narain Karthikeyan was the second retirement of the day apart from Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher. Karthikeyan stalled his car at turn four in the 60th lap of the race.

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