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F1: Force India enjoy double points finish, overtake McLaren to go to fifth

September 21, 2014 22:59 IST

Force India regained fifth position in the team standings with a double points finish at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday.

Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India drives during practice ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street CircuitA late charge from Sergio Perez coupled with a last lap slip-up from McLaren's Kevin Magnussen ensured the Mexican driver crossed the finishing line in seventh place.

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Perez started 15th on the grid and got past teammate Nico Hulkenberg on the 60th and final lap besides Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari and Magnussen. Hulkenberg, who started 13th on the grid, finished ninth.

Eight points from night race means Force India have overtaken McLaren to be fifth with a record 117 points. McLaren are on 111.

Image: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India drives during practice ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit

Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images