Chinese GP team-by-team: Renault

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Renault were the only team to respond to the conditions correctly with both their cars, paving the way for the first double points score of the year.

Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov
Qualifying position 8 14
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’35.550 (-0.761) 1’36.311
Race position 5 7
Average race lap 1’54.721 (-0.453) 1’55.174
Laps 56/56 56/56
Pit stops 2 2
Chinese Grand Prix lap times: Renault
Chinese Grand Prix lap times: Renault (click to enlarge)

Robert Kubica

Lost a place at the start but rose to third by not pitting for intermediate tyres along with most of the rest of the field.

Had a 57-second lead over Lewis Hamilton before the second safety car appearance, so another podium finish was definitely on the cards. As it was he finished fifth having been passed by Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Deserved better.

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

Vitaly Petrov

Still some way off Kubica in qualifying – more than three-quarters of a second in Q2.

But Petrov recorded his first finish and scored his first F1 points with seventh. A spin on lap 32, which let Alonso and Sebastian Vettel past, was his only serious mistake in tricky conditions and he passed Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber late in the race.

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

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