Malaysian GP team-by-team: Renault

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica punched above Renault’s weight again with an excellent fourth place.

Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov
Qualifying position 6 11
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’46.951 (-1.809) 1’48.760
Race position 4
Average race lap 1’40.839 (-2.734) 1’43.574
Laps 56/56 32/56
Pit stops 1 1
Malaysian Grand Prix lap times: Renault
Malaysian Grand Prix lap times: Renault (click to enlarge)

Robert Kubica

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 H???lkenberg and Adrian Sutil at the start and then had an untroubled run to fourth.

Compare Robert Kubica’s form against his team mate in 2010

Vitaly Petrov

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.

Compare Vitaly Petrov’s form against his team mate in 2010