Was again shaded by Ocon in qualifying, but only by 0.085s in Q2. Race was undone at the start when he spun while sat on the rear of Sainz’s Renault, which dropped him to last. Staged a decent, if relatively straightforward, recovery and was given a post-race point after Gasly’s penalty. Continued run of outqualifying Perez and hauled the Force India into Q3. Took a strong seventh place in the race, although it would have been one better but for losing out to Hulkenberg after the Raikkonen/hamilton clash. In the closing stages he absorbed pressure to keep faster cars behind.