Budapest, July 27: Force India's Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta could only manage the 11th and 18th fastest times in the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying here on Saturday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton edged championship leader Sebastian Vettel for pole position, clocking 1:19.388 to German's 1:19.426 in a Red Bull. Romain Grosjean was third in his Lotus with 1:19.595.
It was a forgettable session for Force India.
Di Resta struggled with the balance of his car and was eliminated in Q1 for the third time this season.
Sutil came up with an impressive 1:20.569 in Q2 and looked set to make Q3 until he was pipped by McLaren's Sergio Perez, who produced 1:20.545.
The German will be competing in his 100th race on Sunday.