Both cars in points (Williams race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Williams claimed their first double points finish of 2010 as Rubens Barrichello finished fifth and Nico H???lkenberg came home tenth.

Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg
Qualifying position 8 13
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.242 (-0.393) 1’31.635
Race position 5 10
Average race lap 1’38.263 (-0.203) 1’38.466
Laps 52/52 52/52
Pit stops 1 1

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Rubens Barrichello

Barrichello was surprised by how bumpy the track was after practice:

I was very surprised by Silverstone today. I really love this circuit, it is one of my favourites, but it?s really, really bumpy. It?s quite odd and I?m sorry to say this because I?m usually such a fan. We weren?t anticipating such a bumpy track, so we had to make a lot of unexpected set-up changes in response.
Rubens Barrichello

Nonetheless he reached Q3 and brought the car home in the top five for the second race in a row.

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

Nico H???lkenberg

Held up by Vitantonio Liuzzi in qualifying and missed the cut for Q3 by three tenths of a second. Liuzzi was later given a five-placed grid penalty.

He ended the first lap where he started, having been passed by Vitaly Petrov but then fighting back to take Sebastien Buemi in The Loop.

A late pit stop allowed him to take the place back from Petrov and he successfully defended it when the Renault driver tried to take it back at Brooklands.

But H???lkenberg could do little prevent Sebastian Vettel demoting him to tenth. He picked up the last point despite his car coming to a halt after the chequered flag.

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

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