2011 Canadian GP team review
Jarno Trulli’s race was hampered by a part which fell off his car in the cockpit.
|Heikki Kovalainen||Jarno Trulli|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’16.786 (+0.041)||1’16.745|
Lotus drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
Pitted along with Trulli on lap 19 and both drivers suffered delayed pit stops.
It put Kovalainen ahead of Trulli but his driveshaft failed shortly before the race was about to restart.
Out-qualified Kovalainen for the first time this year and ran in front of him to begin with. Trulli climbed as high as 11th before switching to intermediates.
He lost time with an extra pit stop to look into a problem with the car, which dropped him behind the two Virgins:
“After the stop to dry tyres I had something moving around in the cockpit so I came back in again for the team to investigate it. They couldn’t fix it so I went back out and did as well as I could to bring the car home to the end.”
The team later discovered the loose component was the front inerter. Mike Gascoyne said: “We considered retiring the car but Jarno did an awesome job to not only bring the car to the end but also to catch the cars in front of him.
“He nearly passed them in the last couple of laps, despite the very large handicap he had, so sincere thanks to him for keeping his foot down in what was a very difficult situation.”
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
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