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Sutil crashes out after accident, no points for Force India

Last updated on: August 01, 2010 20:10 IST

Points eluded Force India at the Hungarian Grand Prix as Adrian Sutil retired after a freak collision in the pit lane and Vitantonio Liuzzi finished 13th, in Budapest on Sunday.

Sutil made a good start after starting 13th on the grid but a pit lane collision with Renault's Robert Kubica in lap 16 ended his race.

The German driver had come in for a tyre change along with a lot of drivers and the clash with Kubica proved fatal.

Liuzzi, who started 16th on the grid, improved to 14th in lap 21 and gained one position when Lewis Hamilton of McLaren became the fifth driver to retire from the action-packed race in lap 25.

The Italian maintained that position till the end thus, finishing outside the points bracket.

This is third time in the championship and second time in a row that Force India returned empty handed from a Grand Prix.

The last race also had ended without points for Force India at German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

Red Bull's Mark Webber won the race after starting in the front row with teammate and Pole holder Sebastian Vettel, who finished third behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Webber has emerged as the new leader in the driver's championships, uprooting Briton Hamilton.

Sutil maintained his 10th position in the driver's list and Force India held on to its sixth slot in the constructor's championship.

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