Sahara Force India just missed out on points in Budapest as Nico Hulkenberg brought his car home in 11th p lace just ahead of Bathgate team-mate Paul Di Resta.
After what was a disdappointing race for the team, Paul said: “I don’t think twelfth is a fair reflection of the speed we had in the car today.
‘‘My race was compromised by a poor start and I lost a few positions going into turn one.
‘’I had the same issue in Germany last week so we need to understand how we can improve that going forward because it’s hurting our track position.
‘‘The first few laps were quite tough but the car came alive after lap four and brought me back into contention.
‘‘Unfortunately it was impossible to maximise the speed of the car because there was no chance to overtake and once the pit stops were complete it was just a case of bringing the car home.”