F1: Force India finish with double points at Japanese GP

Oct 09, 2017, 08:25 IST | PTI

Sahara Force India registered yet another double points finish after Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez signed off at creditable sixth and seventh place respectively at the Japanese Grand Prix, here today

Sahara Force India registered yet another double points finish after Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez signed off at creditable sixth and seventh place respectively at the Japanese Grand Prix, here today. By virtue of this show, Sahara Force India collected 14 points from the race and consolidated its fourth position at the Constructor's standings with 147 points.

Force India's Mexican driver Sergio Perez drives during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on October 8, 2017. Pic/AFP
Force India's Mexican driver Sergio Perez drives during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on October 8, 2017. Pic/AFP

While Ocon started fifth from the grid, his teammate Perez was placed at the seventh spot in the starting line-up. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen by just 1.2s to win the thrilling race while Daniel Ricciardo claimed the third spot. The race also witnessed Ferarri driver Sebastian Vettel's second retirement in three races, thanks to a technical problem. Hamilton now has a 59-point lead over Vettel in the drivers' standings, with only four races remaining.

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