2011 Canadian GP team review
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 time comparison (Q2)||1’15.285 (-0.302)||1’15.587|
Sauber drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
|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|
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.
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.
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.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
- Technical review: 2011 Canadian Grand Prix
- 2011 Canadian Grand Prix: complete race weekend review
- Vote for your Canadian GP driver of the weekend
- McLaren: Button makes amends for collision with stunning win
- Red Bull: Vettel finally cracks under pressure
- Ferrari: Alonso rues ‘bad luck’ after retiring
- Mercedes: Schumacher misses out on podium
- Sauber: Kobayashi slips from second to seventh
- Renault: Heidfeld crash leaves Petrov fifth
- Williams: Barrichello in points, Maldonado crashes
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