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Force India are incensed over Nico Hulkenberg’s lack of penalty, at least as they see it, in Abu Dhabi, saying he was “rewarded” for passing Sergio Perez off the track.
Force India’s chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer was incensed with the five-second penalty given to Nico Hulkenberg, saying it “makes a mockery of the sport”.
Sergio Perez has said Nico Hulkenberg “should have given the position back” after an illegal overtake was punished by just a five-second penalty.
Nico Hulkenberg clinched P6 in controversial circumstances, while Felipe Massa secured the final point on offer in his last-ever Formula 1 race.
Esteban Ocon refused to reveal the source of his annoyance after missing out on what he felt was an achievable P7 in qualifying at Abu Dhabi.
Nico Hulkenberg beats Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to P7; Felipe Massa knocks out Fernando Alonso in Q2.
Force India’s Sergio Perez tops the midfield in FP2 as Nico Hulkenberg gets above both McLaren and Williams.
Force India have had to take Force One off their list of possible name changes as it can “easy be abbreviated F1.”
Force India are determined to wrap up their 2017 campaign with a “strong result” at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Esteban Ocon believes Force India could spring a “surprise” if a budget cap was introduced to Formula 1.