Robert Kubica punched above Renault’s weight again with an excellent fourth place.
|Robert Kubica||Vitaly Petrov|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’46.951 (-1.809)||1’48.760|
|Average race lap||1’40.839 (-2.734)||1’43.574|
Once again Kubica enjoyed a very healthy advantage over his team mate in qualifying – he was 1.8 seconds faster than Petrov in Q2.
From sixth on the grid Kubica passed iNico Hülkenberg and Adrian Sutil at the start and then had an untroubled run to fourth.
The highlight of Petrov’s race was his spirited tussle with Lewis Hamilton, the Renault driver re-passing the McLaren at turn one after being taken by him on lap six.
But he is still without a finish in 2010 after suffering his second mechanical failure of the year, this time a gearbox problem.