Adrian Sutil brought Force India back among points after finishing eighth in the action-packed Singapore Grand Prix, the only night race on the Formula One Calender, in Singapore on Sunday.
It was a mixed day for Force India as Sutil, who started on 16th from the grid, held his nerves to pocket four points from the race in which eight drivers including Sutil's teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi crashed out.
With this result, Sutil has moved up a place to ninth with 45 points in the drivers' championship and Force India are placed sixth in the constructors' championship with 62 points.
In the Italian Grand Prix, Force India had returned empty-handed.
It is for the third time that Sutil has managed an eighth position after a similar performance at Monaco and British Grand Prix.
Liuzzi, who began from P17, now has not earned a point in six of the last seven races.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won the race from pole position while it was two-three for Red Bull with Sebastian Vettel finishing second and Mark Webber third.
Alonso had also won the first night race at the Marina Bay Circuit here in 2008, when he was with Renault.
Last year's winner Lewis Hamilton of McLaren was also among the eight drivers, who crashed out.