Esteban Ocon (P14): 4/10
A difficult weekend for Force India in general, who seemed to lack their usual pace in Brazil. A five place grid drop for Esteban Ocon for a cracked gearbox did nothing to help matters, but the Frenchman got his head down and made good progress over the first half of the race with an impressively extended stint on soft tyres putting him up to tenth place. Unfortunately his pit stop meant he came out amongst the leaders, and after being lapped he tried to get back around race leader Max Verstappen with disastrous consequences. While he had every right to try and get back on the lead lap, he clumsily left the nose of his VJM11 where it didn't belong going through the Senna Esses. One of the biggest rules in motorsport - other than not taking out your team mate - is not crashing into one of the leaders once you've been lapped, and Ocon's contravention of this axiom rightly earned him a ten-second stop-and-go penalty along with an 'interesting' encounter with Verstappen on pit lane after the race.