Sahara Force India drivers had a difficult day in office as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil settled for the 12th and 15th position respectively in the German Formula One Grand Prix qualifying here on Saturday.
Scotland's Di Resta clocked 1:30.697, while German Sutil timed 1:31.010 as they were eliminated in Q2. In four races, it will be the first time that Sahara Force India will not start the race in the top 10.
The qualifying was dominated by Lewis Hamilton as he finished at the top for Mercedes after clocking 1:29.398, while Red Bulls' Sebastian Vettel (1:29.501) and Mark Webber (1:29.608) took the second and third position.
Last week, Sahara Force India had registered their best qualifying performance of the season with di Resta and Sutil setting the fifth and seventh fastest times at the British Grand Prix.