Belgian GP: Force India concede fifth place to McLaren

Force India's Paul di Resta was firmly in points contention even as he had dropped some places but the crash forced his second retirement of the season. Before this, it was at the Malaysian GP where the Scot had retired.

updated: August 25, 2013 22:29 IST
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Spa, Belgium: A collision caused a premature end to Paul di Resta's race while Adrian Sutil finished ninth in the Belgian Grand Prix as Sahara Force India lost its fifth place to McLaren, here on Sunday.

The team was struggling ever since the introduction of new tyres by Pirelli and today was a good chance to gain some lost ground on the back of Di Resta's fifth place on the grid.

However, misfortune struck the side when the Scot was hit by Pastor Maldonado, who was trying to overtake Esteban Gutierrez, in lap 28.

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