Force India battled hard at the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix but failed to earn even a single point as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th and 14th, respectively, and outside the points here on Sunday.
As expected, it was not a great result for Sahara Force India in the qualifying session for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will start the season-opening race from the 14th and 15th spots respectively.
Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, the Mercedes-powered VJMO8, for its maiden drive during testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.
Sahara Force India will make their first appearance of the 2015 Formula One season with Mercedes reserve Pascal Wehrlein driving their 2014 car on the opening day of the second pre-season test beginning here on Thursday.
Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the constructors' championship as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which offered double points finish, here Sunday.
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.
Sahara Force India boss Vijay Mallya on Tuesday confirmed that the team will retain its current driver line-up for the 2015 Formula One season by giving Sergio Perez an extension, something they have already done in the case of Nico Hulkenberg.
Sahara Force India witnessed a terrible outing at the United States Grand Prix as both its drivers - Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg retired early into the race because of varied reasons at the Circuit of The Americas here.