Sergio Perez Gets Seven-Place Grid Penalty as Force India Score No Points in US Grand Prix

Sergio Perez of Force India crashed out after colliding with Sauber's Adrian Sutil in the first lap of United States Grand Prix.

Updated: November 03, 2014 14:36 IST
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Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India at the paddock during practice ahead of the United States GP.


Force India driver Sergio Perez has been handed a seven-place grid penalty for the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend following his first-lap collision with Sauber's Adrian Sutil at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday in Austin.

The race went under safety car on the first lap when Perez collided with Sutil, knocking both drivers out. The crash was a major blow for Sauber, which hoped to capitalize on Sutil's first top-10 qualifying position of the season.

"He completely hit me. He ruined the race and I had to stop. My car was completely broken," Sutil said. (Also Read: Hamilton Thanks Fans as Title Looms)

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