Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez Fade in Austrian Grand Prix

Updated: 03 July 2016 20:08 IST

After the high of a podium-place finish for Perez in the previous race in Baku, Force India had a lot to look forward to when Hulkenberg secured a front row start for Sunday's race

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez Fade in Austrian Grand Prix
Force India's Nico Hulkenberg (L) and Mercedes' Nico Rosberg (R) during the Austrian GP. © AFP

Spielberg:

Nico Hulkenberg squandered his best start of the season to finish 19th while Sergio Perez moved in and out of top-10 before finally settling for 17th place in the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg on Sunday.

After the high of podium-place finish for Perez in the previous race in Baku, Force India had a lot to look forward to when Hulkenberg secured a front row start for Sunday's race.

However the German struggled with the tyres of his car throughout the 72-lap race. He retired his car in the 65th lap.

Perez was in points reckoning till the very end but he ended up being in the gravel as the team returned without points after manging three consecutive double-points finishes.

Force India remain in the fifth position with 59 points, 23 clear of sixth-placed Toro Rosso.

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Highlights
  • Nico Hulkenberg finished a disappointing 19th at the Austrian GP
  • Force India's Hulkenberg had started the race from the second position
  • Hulkenberg's teammate Sergio Perez finished at 17th
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