No points again (Williams race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Williams failed to score for the third race in a row in the Canadian Grand Prix and Toro Rosso are now tied with them on points for seventh place in the constructors’ championship.

Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg
Qualifying position 11 12
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’16.434 (-0.004) 1’16.438
Race position 14 13
Average race lap 1’22.443 (+0.016) 1’22.426
Laps 69/70 69/70
Pit stops 3 4

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Rubens Barrichello

Made his increasingly predictable bad start – the car’s anti-stall device kicking in – losing three places from 11th on the grid despite two of the cars in front of him taking themselves out.

That left him battling for position with Jaime Alguersuari. The pair made contact – which was missed by the television cameras – as Barrichello explained:

I passed Alguersuari, but he came across me to cover his line too late as I was already there. He hit me with a big, 2g impact. The damage blocked my front left brake duct and when the temperatures climbed, I lost the pedal and had to let cars by until I could pit.

Even after the stop, it took three laps for the brake pedal to come back, so the incident really destroyed our race and it is frustrating for the whole team as we certainly had a car capable of a good finish today.
Rubens Barrichello

Compare Rubens Barrichello’s form against his team mate in 2010

Nico H???lkenberg

Shadowed Barrichello all weekend on a track he hadn’t seen before, qualifying just four-thousandths of a second slower than his experienced team mate.

Got up to ninth at the start but had to make an early stop on lap six having hit Adrian Sutil’s Force India and broken his front wing.

He made his second stop on lap 24 and was summoned back into the pits soon afterwards having broken the speed limit.

Despite all that he was still running tenth but had to make a late pit stop to use the super-soft tyres. That left him out of the points in 13th at the end of the race.

Compare Nico H???lkenberg’s form against his team mate in 2010