Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez To Start 9th, 11th In British GP

Updated: 09 July 2016 20:13 IST

Sergio Perez, who has got two podiums to his name this season, was bumped out of Q3 by Carlos Sainz in the Toro Rosso. On the other hand, Nico Hulkenberg, who entered Q3 as the 10th fastest, could only move up a place higher up the grid

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez To Start 9th, 11th In British GP
Sergio Perez narrowly missed the top-10 cut-off after a flurry of late improvements in Q2. © AFP

Silverstone:

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will start from ninth and 11th respectively on the grid for Sahara Force India in the British Formula One Grand Prix.

Perez, who has got two podiums to his name this season, was bumped out of Q3 by Carlos Sainz in the Toro Rosso.

However, he starts 11th tomorrow courtesy a five place grid penalty to Sebastian Vettel, who was sixth fastest for Ferrari in the qualifying today.

Hulkenberg, who entered Q3 as the 10th fastest, could only move up a place higher up the grid.

Perez narrowly missed the top-10 cut-off after a flurry of late improvements in Q2.

He trailed Force India team-mate Hulkenberg by just over a tenth.

Force India are looking to bounce back from the disappointment in Austria where they failed to score points.

Otherwise, they have had a successful season with Perez finishing third in Monaco and Baku.

They are placed fifth in the standings with 59 points.

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Highlights
  • Hulkenberg, Perez will start from 9th, 11th in British Formula One GP
  • Perez trailed Force India team-mate Hulkenberg by just over a tenth
  • Perez had finished third in Monaco and Baku
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