Sahara Force India are set to finish sixth this year in the team championship after Nico Hulkenberg ended the Brazilian Grand Prix in eighth position while Sergio Perez could not enter the points bracket.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will meet commercial rights holders CVC in London next week after talks with teams in Brazil on Saturday produced no agreement on giving smaller outfits more money to help them survive.
A trophy is still a trophy. But for a certain Nico Rosberg, winning the award for most pole positions in a season will not satisfy his cravings. Having started ten races from the pole, the German should be leading the the Drivers' Championship race.
Nico Rosberg secured pole position for Sunday`s Brazilian Grand Prix and his 10th this season by the narrowest of margins on Saturday when he outpaced world championship leader and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Nico Rosberg took the fight to championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton with the fastest laps in both Brazilian Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday while Fernando Alonso`s Ferrari caught fire.
The deepening of the Formula 1 financial crisis has prompted Force India boss Vijay Mallya to say that the sport's owners must fix the revenue sharing model among teams for the survival of smaller outfits like his.
Lewis Hamilton can expect the passionate Interlagos crowd to be on his side when the Formula One championship leader seeks his sixth win in a row, and 11th of the season, in Sunday`s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Sauber`s decision not to renew his contract came as no surprise to Mexican Formula One driver Esteban Gutierrez, who said on Thursday that his chances of finding another seat for next season were looking slim.
Lewis Hamilton expects another fierce challenge from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg when the pair resume hostilities at the Brazilian Grand Prix with the season-ending Abu Dhabi double points lottery looming.