Malaysian GP team-by-team: Sauber

It was a wasted race for Sauber after similar problems on both their cars.

Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi
Qualifying position 12 9
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.771 (+0.979) 1’47.792
Race position
Average race lap 1’44.954
Laps 0/56
Pit stops 0 0
Malaysian GP lap times - Sauber

Malaysian GP lap times - Sauber (click to enlarge)

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.

Compare Pedro de la Rosa’s form against his team mate in 2010

Kamui Kobayashi

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.

Compare Kamui Kobayashi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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6 comments on Malaysian GP team-by-team: Sauber

  1. Dave said on 5th April 2010, 17:52

    Sauber: the disappointment of the season so far.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 5th April 2010, 18:48

      Can’t disagree with that. Not great on reliability or pace.

      • James said on 5th April 2010, 22:16

        Which is a massive shame as well. They looked pretty hot in pre-season practice. I expected them to be ahead of Renault and Williams, not behind them and Toro Rosso!

        • US_Peter said on 5th April 2010, 23:55

          Not to mention the fact that Kobayashi is a very exciting driver to watch. I hope their reliability improves soon so we can actually see some full race distances out of him.

  2. Untitled258 said on 5th April 2010, 18:54

    I cant help thinking they where just running low fuel in testing, they where looking good, must of been chasing sponsors?

  3. Cyclops said on 5th April 2010, 20:07

    I think we all got a little bit tricked with their testing glory runs, some of us to a greater extent than the others. Nonetheless, Sauber is the number one candidate for being surpassed by the newbies. Sad.

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