Sebastien Buemi was happy with his best qualifying position of the year at Valencia but said he could have qualified in the top ten.
The Toro Rosso driver blamed Rubens Barrichello for holding him up on his best lap in Q2:
It’s my best qualifying result of the season and I did not expect to do so well before the start of the session, which is a reason to be pleased.
On the other hand, I am a bit disappointed because Barrichello was ahead of me going into the final corner on my last flying lap and he really slowed me down. He was on his slowing down lap, but it cost me two tenths which should have seen me finish higher than eleventh.
To be honest, I’m not sure why the car worked so well today, because we have not changed anything since Canada.
Buemi missed the cut for Q3 by 0.034s, Vitaly Petrov making it through in tenth place.
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