Best finish of 2010 (Williams race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Rubens Barrichello gave Williams their best result of the year so far.

But with Nico H???lkenberg running in the points before retiring with a broken exhaust, they could have taken more away from their European Grand Prix weekend.

Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg
Qualifying position 9 8
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’38.428 (+0.000) 1’38.428
Race position 4
Average race lap 1’46.232 (-1.18) 1’47.412
Laps 57/57 49/57
Pit stops 1 1

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Rubens Barrichello

Both drivers set identical lap times to within 0.001s during qualifying. Barrichello had to start behind his team mate as H???lkenberg set the time first.

By the end of lap one Barrichello was ahead of his team mate and Mark Webber too. As the safety car demoted the Ferraris he was eventually promoted to fourth.

But he had to fend off attacks from Robert Kubica, particularly when he came across the aftermath of the Timo Glock-Bruno Senna collision.

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

Nico H???lkenberg

Wasn’t able to use the team’s version of the F-duct as it wouldn’t fit around his seat, H???lkenberg being taller than his team mate. The team expect to have it working for him at Silverstone.

He qualified well but was frustrated to slip down the order while waiting behind his team mate in the pits. After the re-start he was passed by Fernando Alonso.

But he retired eight laps from home while running tenth with a cracked exhaust pipe, leaving him kicking the barrier with frustration.

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

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