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On cusp on making history, Force India secure fourth row start

Press Trust of India  |  Abu Dhabi 

and Sergio Perez will start the season ending Grand Prix from seventh and eighth on the grid courtesy a solid showing in the qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit here today.

It is a landmark race for Force India, who are on the verge of finishing a record fourth in the team standings.

They are 27 points ahead of rivals Williams in the battle for fourth and only a disastrous race can stop the Silverstone squad from achieving the milestone.

Perez starts behind Hulkenberg, who in the middle of his final race at Force as he moves to Renault next year.

The Williams of Felipa Massa, who is retiring from Formula 1 after tomorrow's race, and Valtteri Bottas, will start behind the Force drivers after setting the 10th and 11th fastest time in qualifying.

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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 20:07 IST