For the second successive weekend Force India failed to get either car into the final part of qualifying.
Nico Hulkenberg will start from eleventh place, with Paul di Resta 0.199s back in thirteenth.
“I expected a bit more from today, but it seemed that our car was no so competitive in the cooler temperatures because I felt much happier during final practice in the sunny conditions”, said Hulkenberg.
“So maybe the lower temperatures caught us out. I will start from eleventh, just one position away from the points, and I have a free choice of tyres so hopefully we can use that to our advantage to come away with some points”.
di Resta was circumspect after another difficult session.
“I’ve been struggling with the balance and the car has been quite difficult to drive this weekend, so it was always likely to be quite a tough qualifying session”, he said.
“Our long run pace hasn’t looked too bad but I’m just struggling to get the ultimate performance from the car. We’re still in a reasonable position to try and score points and I’m feeling comfortable in the new chassis. We will play the long game tomorrow because I think it’s likely to be one of those races where tyres will probably last longer than expected”.