Neither HRT was running at the finish in Monaco but Chandhok was a classified finisher despite his alarming collision with Jarno Trulli on lap 70.
|Karun Chandhok||Bruno Senna|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’19.559 (+1.05)||1’18.509|
|Average race lap||1’27.051 (-0.957)||1’28.008|
Was on course for a finish and was holding off Trulli when the Lotus driver made an optimistic attempt to overtake at Rascasse.
Trulli crashed down on top of Chandhok’s car and the Indian was fortunate to escape injury:
I am extremely frustrated by the outcome of the race. Jarno hit me out of nowhere but he has apologized for the incident. We were looking good to finish in thirteenth position but we are still the best of the new teams. It has been my strongest race of the season.
Senna embarked on roughly the same strategy as Alonso, changing to the medium tyres on lap two. He reckoned he would have made it to the end without changing tyres again but a hydraulic failure put him out with 20 laps to go.