More points for Sutil, more woe for Liuzzi at Force India. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 11 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.985 (-0.869) 1’22.854 Race position 7 15 Average race lap 1’28.137 (-1.081) 1’29.218 Laps 66/66 64/66 Pit stops 1 1 Adrian Sutil Sutil extended his run of qualifying victories over his team … Continue reading Spanish GP team-by-team: Force India
It was the usual story at Toro Rosso – Jaime Alguersuari impressed but Sebastien Buemi retired after a collision. But unusually, both their drivers served drive-through penalties for different infringements during the race. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 14 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.191 (-0.016) 1’22.207 Race position 10 Average race lap 1’30.840 … Continue reading Spanish GP team-by-team: Toro Rosso
Renault expected little from the Spanish Grand Prix weekend but Robert Kubica once again made sure the team scored points. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 7 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.599 (-0.54) 1’22.139 Race position 8 11 Average race lap 1’28.148 (-0.78) 1’28.928 Laps 66/66 65/66 Pit stops 1 1 Robert Kubica Kubica … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Renault
Sauber achieved their second finish of 2010. But there was little else positive to take away from a race which went wrong for both their drivers on the first lap. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 12 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.026 (+0.301) 1’21.725 Race position 12 Average race lap 1’36.748 (+7.806) … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Sauber
Lotus promised a major step for the T127 at Barcelona and so it proved to be. In practice the car gained around 1% of lap time compared to the midfield runners. But they’ve got around 1.5-2% more to find to get close to the midfield – and fellow new team rivals Virgin made similar progress … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Lotus
HRT’s home race was not a happy affair as Bruno Senna crashed on the first lap and Karun Chandhok was taken out by Jaime Alguersuari. Karun Chandhok Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’26.750 (-0.372) 1’27.122 Race position Average race lap 1’34.141 Laps 27/66 0/66 Pit stops 1 0 Karun Chandhok … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: HRT
Virgin got both their cars to the finish for the first time in 2010. The team ran one revised VR-01 for Timo Glock while Lucas di Grassi remains in the old car until Istanbul. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.475 (-0.081) 1’25.556 Race position 18 19 Average … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Virgin
With two laps to go in Spain McLaren looked on course to increase their lead in the constructors’ championship and have both drivers on top in the drivers’ standings. But a shock failure on Lewis Hamilton’s car, which still hasn’t been explained, dashed those hopes.
Second place for Fernando Alonso in his home race helped him cut the gap to championship leader Jenson Button. But Felipe Massa struggled for pace in the Spanish Grand Prix and said afterwards he issn’t able to get the most out of the car on combination of soft and hard tyres used since Melbourne.
Despite starting four places behind team mate Nico H?ā??lkenberg, Rubens Barrichello caught and passed his team mate on the first lap of the race. From there F1’s longest-serving driver used all his experience to bring the FW32 home in the points.
After locking out the front row of the grid with an eight tenths of a second margin, did Red Bull hide their true superiority during the race in Spain? If so, they blundered by not allowing Sebastian Vettel enough of a margin to keep Lewis Hamilton behind at the first round of pit stops. After … Continue reading Red Bull get faster but unreliability dogs Vettel (Spanish GP team-by-team)
More Spanish Grand Prix analysis and reaction coming up on the site later today. Here’s the Monday round-up: Links F1 young driver test set for Abu Dhabi (Adam Cooper) F1 finally cottoning on to the idea of holding tests immediately after races to save money? Good riddance to you, Flavio! (The Sun) Jenson Button: “It … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 10/5/2010