Unhappy di Grassi (Virgin race review)

Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi
Qualifying position 20 22
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’01.316 (-16.838) 2’18.154
Race position 18 17
Average race lap 2’05.402 (+0.139) 2’05.263
Laps 43/44 43/44
Pit stops 3 1

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Timo Glock

Glock had to use a new chassis after his Friday crash. He was given a grid penalty for impeding Jarno Trulli during qualifying which left him 20th.

While swerving to avoid the Barrichello/Alonso crash on lap one he went through the 50 metre marker board at the chicane and broke his front wing. He pitted for a new one but had to revert to the previous specification having broken two of them.

A late gamble to run on wet weather tyres might have yielded more had the safety car not come out.

Compare Timo Glock’s form against his team mate in 2010

Lucas di Grassi

Tangled with Jarno Trulli during qualifying and started 22nd.

He had a decent race, one of few drivers to make just a single pit stop, and came home Heikki Kovalainen. But he felt the Lotus driver should have had a penalty:

From my point of view it is very clear that Kovalainen cut the chicane at turn five and we have brought this to the attention of the race officials.
Lucas di Grassi

The stewards have not commented on the matter.

Compare Lucas di Grassi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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9 comments on Unhappy di Grassi (Virgin race review)

  1. Charles Carroll said on 30th August 2010, 13:11

    So who will buy the Virgin team for next year?

    Pepsi?

    Kodak?

    Vlasic Pickles?

    • Why wouldn’t Virgin continue?

    • US_Peter said on 30th August 2010, 19:44

      I think Snuggy will purchase the team, and outfit its drivers will special fire proof race snuggies. Or maybe Vlasic…

    • BasCB said on 31st August 2010, 7:16

      I think they have every reason to continue. The team is working, they are beginning to use their CFD approach to bring new parts that are working and they will have collected the essential track data by the end of the year to make it work even better next year.

      Only sell out if they would have a very nice offer, or go on until they achieve something.

  2. Is the 16.838 sec gap in qualifying the biggest we’ve had this year by any chance? :P

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