Buemi scored points with a three-stopper but Alguersuari had to make an extra stop.
|Sebastien Buemi||Jaime Alguersuari|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’27.255 (-0.317)||1’27.572|
Toro Rosso drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
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.
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.
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