Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Shanghai, 2011

Williams: First finish of 2011 but no points

2011 Chinese GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

The two FW33s saw the chequered flag but were almost half a minute outside the points.

Rubens Barrichello Pastor Maldonado
Qualifying position 15 17
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’36.465 (-0.491) 1’36.956
Race position 13 18
Laps 56/56 55/56
Pit stops 2 3

Williams 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
Rubens Barrichello 115.259 107.035 105.837 107.628 105.598 105.778 105.709 107.515 106.939 106.166 105.462 105.947 105.167 105.962 106.861 111.418 122.447 103.996 103.945 104.511 103.553 103.724 103.648 104.185 104.125 103.744 104.066 104.749 104.221 104.191 104.467 103.974 104.654 105.024 110.154 121.772 103.718 103.419 103.315 103.581 103.028 102.772 102.421 102.253 102.031 102.576 103.004 102.93 103.577 103.328 103.639 104.127 103.961 104.53 105.46 105.314
Pastor Maldonado 116.942 107.149 106.42 106.252 106.904 105.92 106.748 108.051 109.351 114.571 124.368 103.874 104.351 105.057 104.194 104.174 104.252 104.329 104.479 104.496 104.654 104.382 105.26 105.476 110.498 121.529 103.123 103.203 103.341 103.119 103.225 103.171 103.986 104.433 104.622 104.944 105.045 105.712 105.839 111.506 129.253 102.124 102.661 103.307 102.084 101.702 101.802 102.214 104.755 102.869 103.039 103.187 104.175 104.162 104.079
Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Shanghai, 2011
Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Shanghai, 2011

Rubens Barrichello

Barrichello tested a revised exhaust in practice, but it wasn’t used for the rest of the weekend.

Sam Michael said: “We saw some quite positive signs during the traction phase, but unfortunately we had some reliability issues with parts of the floor burning and subsequently causing degradation of aero performance.”

With the original parts back on his car Barrichello qualified 15th and pitted twice on his way to 13th in a low-key race.

Rubens Barrichello 2011 form guide

Pastor Maldonado

Spun in first practice and was left waiting a long time to be recovered.

Qualified 17th and ran an almost symmetrical three-stop strategy, using hard tyres for the last two stints.

He ended the race 18th having fallen eight seconds behind Heikki Kovalainen’s Lotus.

Pastor Maldonado 2011 form guide

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