Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Shanghai, 2011

Toro Rosso: Both cars in Q3 but no points

2011 Chinese GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Both Toro Rossos started in the top ten but were unable to finish there.

Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari
Qualifying position 9 7
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’36.203 (+0.045) 1’36.158
Race position 14
Laps 56/56 9/56
Pit stops 3 1

Toro Rosso drivers’ lap times throughout the race:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
Sebastien Buemi 113.957 106.887 106.293 106.229 106.042 105.624 106.496 106.765 107.471 105.931 105.85 111.511 124.246 105.125 104.81 109.174 126.328 103.21 103.322 103.268 104.044 103.385 103.518 103.597 106.208 103.561 103.201 103.642 103.85 103.923 104.163 104.824 109.612 121.671 102.156 102.151 102.107 103.956 103.023 102.187 102.18 101.856 102.246 102.351 101.696 101.722 102.449 103.362 102.153 102.203 103.142 102.933 102.948 103.798 105.22 105.32
Jaime Alguersuari 112.872 106.559 106.566 106.357 105.7 106.589 106.66 106.676 111.745
Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Shanghai, 2011
Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Shanghai, 2011

Sebastien Buemi

Both drivers benefited from setting their Q2 lap times before Vitaly Petrov caused a red flag in his Renault. With many other drivers unable to improve in traffic, Buemi lined up ninth, two places behind his team mate.

But by the end of lap one he was already down to 13th. He made his first pit stop on lap ten and switched to hard tyres. The team noticed some front wing damaged and called him back in four laps later to have it replaced.

He made a third and final pit stop on lap 33, taking on hard tyres once again.

At the end of the race he was running 16th before being promoted two places by the collision between Sergio Perez and Adrian Sutil.

Sebastien Buemi 2011 form guide

Jaime Alguersuari

Started a career-best seventh but dropped to tenth at the start.

Posted the only retirement of the race when his right-rear wheel fell off following his first pit stop.

Daniel Ricciardo

Drove in place of Alguersuari in first practice.

Jaime Alguersuari 2011 form guide

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