Force India finished the season in style this weekend in Abu Dhabi, securing fourth in the world championship in the process.
A double points finish for the team, Nico Hulkenberg coming home in seventh and Sergio Perez in eighth, didn’t come easy though in the desert.
The start saw Max Verstappen collide with Hulkenberg at the first corner, which saw the floor of his Force India damaged and saw sealed in a close fight with his teammate. Following the retirement of Valtteri Bottas, it sealed fourth place in the championship for the Silverstone based team, the best result for them under the Force India name.
The teams Bob Fernley said, “To end the season with two cars solidly inside the points and with fourth place in the constructors’ championship feels fantastic.
“It has been a tremendous year for us and it’s important to pay tribute to each and every member of the team for all their hard work and hours of dedication back at base and at the track.
“All the effort has paid off and we can now celebrate the best ever year in our history. Both drivers did a super job today, as they have done all year long.
“It’s great that Nico could end his time with us on a high note and we thank him for everything he has done for us during his five years as a Force India driver. He’s been a big part of our journey up the grid and it has been a pleasure working with him.
“Credit to Sergio, as well, who becomes the first Force India driver to cross the 100 points in a season milestone. He’s been exceptional this year and fully deserves to finish seventh in the drivers’ championship.”