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 time comparison (Q2)||1’22.026 (+0.301)||1’21.725|
|Average race lap||1’36.748 (+7.806)||1’28.941|
Pedro de la Rosa
Pedro de la Rosa and Sebastien Buemi blamed each other for their contact on the run towards the first corner. It didn’t look much more than a racing incident – one which both of them could have done without.
De la Rosa had to drive back to the pits on a flat tyre but even after it was replaced the damage down to his car meant there was little point in carrying on.
Made it into Q3 for the second time in three races but banged wheels with Robert Kubica at the start and came around in 15th place at the end of lap one.
After the pit stops he was caught in a train behind the slow Nico Hülkenberg and Vitaly Petrov. Wasn’t able to get past either of them until Hülkenberg made his pit stop.
But he made it to the chequered flag for the first time in 2010.