Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Istanbul, 2011

Toro Rosso: Only Buemi makes three-stopper work

2011 Turkish GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Buemi scored points with a three-stopper but Alguersuari had to make an extra stop.

Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari
Qualifying position 16 17
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’27.255 (-0.317) 1’27.572
Race position 9 16
Laps 58/58 57/58
Pit stops 3 4

Toro Rosso drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):

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 57 58
Sebastien Buemi 104.233 96.263 95.936 95.377 95.746 94.991 95.924 95.599 95.866 110.593 93.91 95.892 95.17 94.097 93.806 93.906 93.907 93.483 93.72 94.142 94.263 96.038 96.649 110.647 92.392 92.542 92.654 92.8 92.53 92.513 92.623 92.768 92.941 93.555 93.576 93.246 93.17 93.413 94.193 95.818 109.998 91.512 91.56 91.36 92.179 92.369 92.289 92.384 92.221 91.472 91.825 91.777 91.959 92.881 92.299 92.122 92.437 93.416
Jaime Alguersuari 106.09 96.903 96.347 96.097 96.01 95.604 95.822 97.177 96.398 97.034 97.242 97.44 99.363 113.792 93.933 93.832 93.547 93.157 93.458 93.365 94.32 93.818 93.624 93.29 93.685 94.992 93.978 94.3 94.648 109.73 92.52 92.065 91.761 92.15 92.936 93.031 93.47 93.744 93.371 109.068 90.917 91.469 92.394 92.36 91.555 91.32 91.406 91.811 92.171 92.431 92.654 93.17 94.144 96.231 96.953 107.618 89.894
Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Istanbul, 2011
Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Istanbul, 2011

Sebastien Buemi

Out-qualified his team mate by three tenths of a second. But the gap was rather bigger at the end of the race.

Buemi was one of few drivers to successfully pull off a three-stop strategy, thanks to his long second and third stints on soft tyres, during which time he ran as high as fifth.

He was in seventh place with five laps to go but couldn’t keep Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov behind – the latter passing him on the final lap.

Sebastien Buemi 2011 form guide

Jaime Alguersuari

Alguersuari made the unusual move of starting the race on hard tyres. But he abandoned his attempt to run a three-stop strategy and had to make an extra pit stop at the end of the race which dropped him to 16th.

He managed a single lap on his new set of tyres at the end of the race and set the second-fastest lap with a time of 1’29.894.

Jaime Alguersuari 2011 form guide

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