Kubica’s first DNF (Renault race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Renault failed to score at Silverstone after driveshaft failures and punctures spoiled their drivers’ races.

Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov
Qualifying position 6 15
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.344 (-0.452) 1’31.796
Race position 13
Average race lap 1’40.888 (+2.088) 1’38.800
Laps 19/52 52/52
Pit stops 1 2

You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Open lap times interactive chart in new window

Robert Kubica

Looked on course for another podium finish when he jumped up from sixth to third on the first lap. But even when his car was running well he was struggling to keep Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso behind.

Mercedes strategy got Rosberg ahead and Alonso put a move on Kubica too, who defended his position by forcing Alonso off the track. Kubica would have been given the position back had he stayed in the race much longer.

But a driveshaft failure condemned him to his first no-score since Bahrain.

Compare Robert Kubica’s form against his team mate in 2010

Vitaly Petrov

Started well, slipstreaming past Nico H???lkenberg on the Hangar straight and then taking Sebastien Buemi into Club.

But he lost the place to H???lkenberg during the pit stops and was then passed by ttlink, dropping him out of the points. A puncture left him 13th at the chequered flag.

Compare Vitaly Petrov’s form against his team mate in 2010

2010 British Grand Prix

Browse all 2010 British Grand Prix articles

One comment on “Kubica’s first DNF (Renault race review)”

  1. Gutted for Kubica. I felt like he was headed for another podium battle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments are moderated. See the Comment Policy and FAQ for more.
If the person you're replying to is a registered user you can notify them of your reply using '@username'.