Toro Rosso got both cars home in the points for the first time in over two years and moved ahead of Force India to seventh place in the constructors’ championship.
|Sebastien Buemi||Jaime Alguersuari|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’15.901 (-0.393)||1’16.294|
Toro Rosso drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
Buemi was among the first cars to switch to slicks on lap 50 and felt he had made the change too soon.
But the earlier call to switch to intermediates before the race suspension – which his team mate did not do – probably cost him more time.
He was 12th with three laps to go but Paul di Resta’s retirement and Nico Rosberg’s broken wing helped him claim tenth.
Alguersuari decided to start from the pits on a wet weather set-up. He had been the quickest car in the speed trap in qualifying, indicating he was not running with a lot of downforce.
Staying on wets early on the race helped him up to 14th. He kept his pit stops to a minimum and stayed out of trouble to rise to eighth place.
Felipe Massa passed him six laps from home, but he took advantage of the ailing Rosberg to move up a place on the last lap and claim his first points of the year.
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