A fuel pick-up problem prevented Robert Kubica from being able to complete his second run in qualifying.
The Renault driver claimed second place with his first lap before he ran into trouble – and was powerless to keep himself from falling to third:
The car cut out just before the pit lane on my in-lap, and after the mechanics had pushed me back to the garage, we didn’t have time to do another run.
At the end of the session, I was standing in the pits, watching the other cars and praying for rain when a few drops started to fall – and only Lewis was able to improve his time. It meant I lost a place on the front row, but I am still in a strong position for tomorrow, and now we need to wait and see what happens – with the race and with the weather.
Despite the technical glitch he praised his team for getting their new F-duct working first time out:
This is the first race at which we have used our f-duct and I must say congratulations to everybody at the factory because it has worked perfectly from the first lap in practice.
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