Turkish GP team-by-team: Renault

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A potential double points finish was lost when Vitaly Petrov collided with Fernando Alonso late in the race.

But the team showed good pace and Robert Kubica beat both the Ferraris.

Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov
Qualifying position 7 9
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’27.039 (-0.391) 1’27.430
Race position 6 15
Average race lap 1’32.421 (-1.718) 1’34.140
Laps 58/58 57/58
Pit stops 1 2

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Robert Kubica

A solid but unspectacular race in which he tried but couldn’t find a way past the Mercedes drivers:

I knew we had a chance to get ahead of them during the pit stops and I had a very good out lap, but their pit stops must have been a bit quicker and so we couldn?t jump ahead.
Robert Kubica

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

Vitaly Petrov

Had his best qualifying performance of the year so far, getting within half a second of his team mate.

Came under huge pressure from Fernando Alonso, spending much of the race with the Ferrari less than a second behind.

He finally succumbed with six laps to go and the contact caused a puncture. That dropped him out of the points but the late tyre change allowed him to set the fastest lap of the race.

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

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