Austrian GP: Nico Hulkenberg Secures Second Spot For Force India

Updated: 02 July 2016 20:54 IST

Nico Hulkenberg secured the best qualifying for Force India in Formula One as he secured the second spot on the grid for the Austrian Grand Prix

Austrian GP: Nico Hulkenberg Secures Second Spot For Force India
Nico Hulkenberg secured the best qualifying for Force India by grabbing the second spot in Austria. © AFP

Nico Hulkenberg secured second spot on the grid, the best Qualifying slot of the season for Sahara Force India, for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix even as Sergio Perez slumped to 16th position.

Hulkenberg had qualified third behind Nico Rosberg but the Merecdes driver copped a gear box penalty that pushed the Force India driver to front row.

Force India has enjoyed only one Pole position in its Formula One history when Giancarlo Fisichella secured pole at 2009 Belgian Grand Prix and finished second.

Hulkenberg was under investigation for going too fast through a yellow flag in Q1 but the team was confident that stewards would not punish him.

Hulkenberg had secured a pole at the 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix when he was with Williams.

Perez, who stood on podium in the last race, suffered a suspension failure which compromised his qualifying.

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Topics mentioned in this article Force India Nico Hulkenberg Red Bull Ring Austrian Grand Prix Formula 1
Highlights
  • Force India have secured their best qualifying in Formula One
  • Hulkenberg under investigation for going too fast through a yellow flag
  • Hulkenberg had secured pole with Williams in 2010 Brazilian GP
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