Hulkenberg finishes seventh in Japan GP

Updated: Oct 07, 2012, 14:09 PM IST

Suzuka (Japan): Sahara Force India`s Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh in the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix to bag six points here Sunday.

Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel won the race from second placed Felipe Massa in his Ferrari. Home favourite Kamui Kobayashi came third in his Sauber.

Hulkenberg`s teammate Paul di Resta finished 12th, exactly where he started from, and could not score points.

Currently, British di Resta is 12th in the drivers` championship with 44 points while Hulkenberg is 14th with 37.

In the constructors` championship, Force India are seventh with 81 points.

India`s Narain Karthikeyan in his HRT retired in the 32nd lap of the 53 lap race. This is his consecutive retirement after Singapore Sep 23.