Force India’s highest ever finish

Date published: November 27 2016

Claiming fourth on Constructors’ Championship table, Force India achieved their highest ever finish in the team’s history and it was all thanks to Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

After Williams driver Valtteri Bottas suffered an early retirement, it resulted in the Silverstone-based outfit confirming their fourth place on the Championship.

Adding to the celebrations and emotions, Hulkenberg gave a heartfelt farewell to the team after placing P7 at the Yas Marina Circuit as he leaves to join Renault next season.

“It’s great to end my time at Force India with a strong result and help the team finish fourth in the championship,” said the departing German.

“Everybody deserves congratulations and big credit for the amazing job this year. I leave this team with lots of happy memories and Force India will always be a part of my life.

“I’ve learned a huge amount here and they have made me a better racing driver. We’ve grown up together and I’m proud of what we have achieved.”

Perez echoed his team-mate’s words, saying he is happy to end off the season in the points but is also looking forward to his holiday during the winter.

“It was great to finish the season with some points and to end an incredible year with a good result. Now that the season is over, I will go back to Mexico and enjoy some rest,” he said.

“It’s been a long and intense year and I am looking forward to some downtime with friends and family. They’re going to be happy holidays, thinking about what we have achieved this year. I’ll chill out a bit and then it’s back to work for 2017!”