It was a wasted race for Sauber after similar problems on both their cars.
|Pedro de la Rosa||Kamui Kobayashi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’48.771 (+0.979)||1’47.792|
|Average race lap||1’44.954|
Pedro de la Rosa
Failed to reach Q3 and qualified 12th. Stopped on his way to the grid when a problem with the pneumatic system caused an engine failure.
Reached Q3 for the first time this year, beating de la Rosa by almost a second in the wet Q2.
He qualified ninth – just five hundredths of a second slower than Michael Schumacher – and ran tenth at the start before being passed by Lewis Hamilton. He suffered the same failure as de la Rosa shortly afterwards.