2011 Chinese GP team review
The two FW33s saw the chequered flag but were almost half a minute outside the points.
|Rubens Barrichello||Pastor Maldonado|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’36.465 (-0.491)||1’36.956|
Williams drivers’ lap times throughout the race:
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.
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.
2011 Chinese Grand Prix
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- 2011 Chinese Grand Prix: complete race weekend review
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- McLaren: Button’s pit mistakes almost cost Hamilton
- Red Bull: Poor qualifying gives strategy advantage to Webber
- Ferrari: Montezemolo demands reaction after poor result
- Mercedes: Rosberg beats Ferraris despite fuel worries
- Renault: Points salvaged after poor qualifying
- Sauber: Two penalties in one race for Perez
- Lotus: Kovalainen joins in midfield battle
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