As Sauber’s own press release put it: “In what was a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix with great motor racing. Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa played a rather insignificant role.”
|Pedro de la Rosa||Kamui Kobayashi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’17.611 (-0.408)||1’18.019|
|Average race lap||1’24.440 (-22.768)||1’47.208|
Pedro de la Rosa
Didn’t even make it to the first corner before he’d been taken out by an out-of-control Vitaly Petrov.
Pitted for a new front wing and was running 14th when his engine died on lap 31.
Kobayashi made great progress on the super-soft tyres at the start, moving up from 18th to tenth as he dodged the various collisions.
He passed Nico Hülkenberg on the approach to the final chicane, putting him ninth, but both out-braked themselves. While Hülkenberg took to the escape road Kobayashi bounced across the kerbs and into the wall.
This should not have happened. I had made a very good start from 18th and on the first lap was fighting with Nico Hülkenberg down the back straight for ninth. In front of us was Michael Schumacher, apparently having some troubles with braking before the chicane. All three of us were braking late and then I suddenly had nowhere to go. I hit the kerb, the car jumped and I had damaged it so badly that I had to stop.
2010 Canadian Grand Prix
- Technical review: Canadian Grand Prix
- Canadian Grand Prix was best race since Brazil 2008, F1 Fanatic readers say
- Kubica contact cost me fifth – Sutil
- “Can’t afford to just take points” – Hamilton
- Schumacher “closed the door too much”
- Alonso had fastest pit stop in Canada
- Alonso expects improvements at Ferrari
- 2010 Canadian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Hamilton wins despite more pit stop problems (McLaren race review)
- Alonso blames traffic for losing first and second places (Ferrari race review)