Force India return empty-handed first time in 2014 season
Budapest: Sahara Force India recorded its worst performance of the season as the team had first no-points finish with both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez crashing out of the Hungarian Grand Prix, here on Sunday.
Hulkenberg collided with Perez at turn 13 in lap 14 as his record of scoring points in all races this season ended.
The team continues to be at number five in the constructors` championship with 98 points, just one more that McLaren.
"It was not the best day in the office and I`m feeling very disappointed. The track was drying out and I was quite close behind Checo when I made contact with him at the final corner. The previous lap he had taken a much wider line so I tried to overtake on the inside, but he took a tighter line and I couldn`t back out of the move," Hulkenberg said.
"I made contact with his car, lost my front wing and went straight on into the barrier. It was my mistake and I`ve apologised to the team. It`s especially frustrating because there was a lot of potential in this race, but I guess it was one of those days when things didn`t go our way."
Perez it was an unfortunate end to their race.
"I feel sorry for the team because they deserved some points today. Conditions were very difficult, the track was drying and improving, and it made you want to push to the limit, but there were some wet patches that could catch you out. We`ll take the positive elements of this weekend and get back in the points in the next race."