Resta`s Force India six points

Updated: Aug 01, 2011, 08:56 AM IST

Budapest: Paul Di Resta recorded his best performance of the season with a seventh place finish but Adrian Sutil ended outside the points bracket as Force India garnered six points from the rain-hit Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Di Resta, who started 11th on the grid, sneaked into the top-10 in the opening lap itself and dished out a strong performance in treacherous weather conditions.

The track was slippery due to intermittent drizzle but the Scottish driver kept his car under good control throughout to end his point-less streak of eight races.

The last time he earned points was at Malaysian Grand Prix in April with a 10th place finish.

Misfortune though hit Sutil in the opening lap itself as he conceded two positions immediately and then found himself struggling in the back-grid traffic.

After dropping to 20th, Sutil showed a lot of heart and fought his way to the 14th position.

McLaren`s Jenson Button won the race after starting from number three on the grid and was followed by Red Bull`s defending champion Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso.

Button`s teammate Lewis Hamilton ended fourth after losing lead following a drive through penalty.

There were four retirements in the race including that of former champion Michael Schumacher of Mercedes.