Australian Grand Prix: Force India open season with double points finish
Melbourne : It’s a promising start for Sahara Force India in the 2017 Formula One season as they opened with a double points finish through Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon at the Australian Grand Prix.
Perez, who was on 11th spot on the grid, made two bold moves to finish the 57-lap race in seventh place.
It was a memorable race for Econ as he scored his first point in Formula 1 on his Force India debut, passing two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso to secure 10th place.
Force India collected seven points from the weekend, one less than Williams with Felipe Massa finishing sixth.
The Silverstone-squad had finished a record fourth in team standings last year, beating the likes of Williams and McLaren.