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 on 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.