Force India drivers apologetic after incidents
27 July 2014 – Force India drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez have both apologised to their team after retiring from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hülkenberg slid into the barriers after clipping team-mate Pérez's car, before the Mexican lost control at the final corner and hit the pit wall.
It is the first time this season that Force India has failed to record a point at a race, leaving it just one ahead of McLaren in the battle for fifth.
"It was not the best day in the office and I'm feeling very disappointed," said Hülkenberg, who loses his 100 per cent scoring record for 2014.
"The track was drying and I was quite close behind Checo when I made contact with him. The previous lap he had taken a much wider line so I tried to overtake on the inside, but he took a tighter line and I couldn't back out.
"I made contact with his car, lost my front wing and went straight on into the barrier. It was my mistake and I've apologised to the team. It's especially frustrating because there was a lot of potential in this race."
Pérez added: "It's a very disappointing end to our weekend, just when it looked like we could have scored some big points. I went a little wide on the exit kerb of the final corner, lost the rear and that was it – I was in the wall.
"It was a very unfortunate end to our race and I feel sorry for the team because they deserved some points."