Williams claimed their first double points finish of 2010 as Rubens Barrichello finished fifth and Nico Hülkenberg came home tenth.
|Rubens Barrichello||Nico Hülkenberg|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’31.242 (-0.393)||1’31.635|
|Average race lap||1’38.263 (-0.203)||1’38.466|
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.
Nonetheless he reached Q3 and brought the car home in the top five for the second race in a row.
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 Hülkenberg 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.
2010 British Grand Prix
- Technical review: British Grand Prix
- Liuzzi explains hard tyre struggle
- Ten F1 fans’ stories from Silverstone
- 2010 British Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Was new Silverstone a success? (Poll)
- Alonso: we’ll catch Red Bull in Germany
- Michael wants Silverstone bumps eased
- Who was the best driver of the British Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)
- Both cars in points (Williams race review)
- Kobayashi takes sixth (Sauber race review)