Bad start for Buemi (STR race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari
Qualifying position 15 17
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.897 (-0.101) 1’21.998
Race position 12
Average race lap 1’28.358 (-15.662) 1’44.020
Laps 69/70 1/70
Pit stops 1 0

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Sebastien Buemi

Blamed a lack of downforce for the STR5’s lack of pace, but out-qualified Alguersuari once again.

On race day Buemi joined Rubens Barrichello in voicing his displeasure with Michael Schumacher:

On the way down to the first corner Michael (Schumacher) pushed me over to the left side and I had to go on the brakes, or I would have gone off the track and I don?t think it was very fair on his part.
Michael Schumacher

He lost three places at the start and ended the race out of the points.

Compare Sebastien Buemi’s form against his team mate in 2010

Jaime Alguersuari

Was this a cheeky joke from Alguersuari after qualifying?

We found a good set-up for Q1, but maybe I had a bit too much front wing in Q2 and the car was oversteering too much. My lap times were all similar and I think it was the best I could do today, even if I had expected a little bit more from the upgrades we had here. And just to make it clear, I was not held up by Schumacher.
Jaime Alguersuari

But his race didn’t last long:

A very short race for me and I am not sure what the problem was, as I saw no alarms on my dash.

I felt that I was beginning to lose torque and power and the pit wall told me to stop the car at the side of the track. I saw a lot of smoke and I realised I was losing some fluid, so I tried to stay off the racing line so as not to cause problems for the others.

It was not the best way to celebrate the first anniversary of my Formula 1 debut.
Jaime Alguersuari

Compare Jaime Alguersuari’s form against his team mate in 2010

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