A late gearbox problem allowed Virgin to put one over Lotus.
|Jarno Trulli||Heikki Kovalainen|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’25.540 (-0.202)||1’25.742|
|Average race lap||1’31.373 (+0.958)||1’30.415|
Headed row nine of the grid with his team mate having beaten the time of the ailing Vitantonio Liuzzi in qualifying.
But another gearbox failure late in the race allowed Timo Glock’s Virgin through to claim “best new team” honours.
The solution to their gearbox problems appears to be in sight. Late on Sunday night Cosworth confirmed they won’t be supplying engines to Lotus next year as the team prepares to announce a Renault engine and drivetrain supply deal.
Fell behind Glock at the start and couldn’t get back ahead of the Virgin:
I lost a few positions at the start, managed to get in front of di Grassi but then was stuck behind Timo. I didn’t have the straight line speed to get past him so didn’t have the chance to make a move. It’s a shame because I couldn’t get the true potential out of the car after a good weekend, but that’s life.
We haven’t lost anything in terms of the championship so all in all it’s not too disappointing.
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