Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Montreal, 2011

Sauber: Kobayashi slips from second to seventh

2011 Canadian GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sauber took points away from a difficult weekend which saw Sergio Perez being substituted and a pair of crashes in practice.

Kamui Kobayashi Pedro de la Rosa
Qualifying position 13 17
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.285 (-0.302) 1’15.587
Race position 7 12
Laps 70/70 70/70
Pit stops 2 2

Sauber 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 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
Kamui Kobayashi 151.997 125.374 124.211 121.411 100.174 98.931 96.579 106.726 115.193 130.164 126.296 121.392 96.325 95.768 96.524 95.485 95.604 96.117 100.834 110.058 105.438 121.414 131.371 136.431 140.297 127.263 124.083 122.157 122.9 121.601 122.486 121.619 122.366 93.539 107.678 106.371 116.831 124.989 124.753 91.401 91.237 91.185 90.195 89.864 89.169 88.704 87.893 87.868 88.753 91.985 87.489 105.9 94.71 85.375 85.111 105.466 103.456 109.272 120.636 88.094 82.837 82.864 82.477 81.533 81.285 81.204 80.611 81.175 80.213
Pedro de la Rosa 156.364 125.391 124.972 120.523 100.518 102.236 102.031 106.332 111.872 131.185 126.215 119.342 97.225 97.843 99.006 98.945 97.028 96.165 107.079 115.216 109.66 105.258 121.218 137.631 141.717 127.723 122.086 122.775 121.99 121.18 122.275 121.653 121.771 116.914 97.159 105.704 111.967 125.393 117.742 95.92 93.293 92.814 94.419 93.331 90.693 90.503 90.47 89.484 90.257 89.528 103.809 97.623 87.715 89.012 92.47 103.709 95.414 91.266 116.404 95.59 87.325 88.004 82.661 82.346 82.219 81.722 81.495 82.18 80.369
Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Montreal, 2011
Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Montreal, 2011

Kamui Kobayashi

Kobayashi crashed at turn four in second practice and the team had to build up the spare chassis for him to use on Saturday.

He put the car 13th on the grid and avoided an early pit stop for intermediate tyres to take second place before the race was suspended.

Kobayashi was easily beaten away by Sebastian Vettel on both restarts, but defended his position from Felipe Massa for many laps.

Eventually on lap 51 he made a mistake at turn eight and Massa and Michael Schumacher made it past.

Jenson Button and Vitaly Petrov passed him next.

Then on the last lap of the race Massa, recovering from a front wing change, used DRS to beat Kobayashi to the line by less than five-hundredths of a second to grab sixth place.

Kamui Kobayashi 2011 form guide

Pedro de la Rosa

Took over from Perez in second practice. Crashed at the end of final practice but was able to participate in qualifying and started 17th.

Like his team mate, de la Rosa made up a lot of ground when the track was very wet, re-starting the race in ninth.

But he hit Jenson Button’s car during one of the safety car periods and had to pit for a new front wing, leaving him 17th.

His progress was further delayed when the car became stuck in first gear. He made his way up to 12th by the finish.

Pedro de la Rosa 2011 form guide

Sergio Perez

Drove in first practice but decided he was still not at optimum fitness following his Monaco crash, and sat out the rest of the weekend.

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