Another double DNF (Sauber race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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 position 17 18
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.611 (-0.408) 1’18.019
Race position
Average race lap 1’24.440 (-22.768) 1’47.208
Laps 30/70 1/70
Pit stops 1 0

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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.

Compare Pedro de la Rosa’s form against his team mate in 2010

Kamui Kobayashi

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 H???lkenberg on the approach to the final chicane, putting him ninth, but both out-braked themselves. While H???lkenberg took to the escape road Kobayashi bounced across the kerbs and into the wall.

He said:

This should not have happened. I had made a very good start from 18th and on the first lap was fighting with Nico H???lkenberg 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.
Kamui Kobayashi

Compare Kamui Kobayashi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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