Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Monza, 2011

Toro Rosso: Alguersuari climbs to seventh

2011 Italian GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Focussing on race set-up paid off again for Jaime Alguersuri.

Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari
Qualifying position 16 18
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.164 (-0.17) 1’25.334
Race position 10 7
Laps 52/53 52/53
Pit stops 2 2

Toro Rosso 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
Sebastien Buemi 133.341 142.601 132.192 93.194 94.682 92.235 91.652 91.489 91.12 91.198 91.142 91.129 91.36 90.975 90.933 96.01 110.907 89.786 90.589 90.091 89.7 89.454 89.37 90.008 89.473 89.263 89.579 89.208 89.213 89.261 89.212 89.201 88.937 89.054 89.103 89.15 89.236 89.253 89.843 94.305 110.034 88.867 88.919 89.511 88.585 88.798 90.378 89.48 90.012 90.183 88.202 88.677
Jaime Alguersuari 126.976 143.127 135.4 93.975 94.234 92.744 91.754 91.727 91.215 90.835 90.991 90.704 91.625 90.317 90.38 90.861 90.849 90.528 91.061 94.23 108.592 89.578 89.683 89.355 89.195 89.384 89.55 89.282 89.75 89.51 89.246 88.768 88.755 89.316 88.699 88.544 88.834 88.827 88.617 88.567 92.363 108.215 88.963 88.558 89.765 88.628 88.811 88.488 88.357 88.791 89.089 89.278

Sebastien Buemi

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 24.234s
Pit stop 2 Medium 24.086s

Crashed at Parabolica early in second practice but out-qualified his team mate for 16th on the grid.

Buemi suspected damage from the first-corner accident slowed his car during the race.

He was passed by Bruno Senna and Paul di Resta in the closing stages and went off at the Rettifilio chicane at one point.

Sebastien Buemi 2011 form guide

Jaime Alguersuari

Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Monza, 2011
Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Monza, 2011
Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 21.988s
Pit stop 2 Medium 22.279s

After reaching sixth in qualifying in Spa, Monza was some of a reality check. Alguersauri was eliminated right at the end of Q1, admitting “my lap was simply not quick enough”.

He climbed to 11th on lap one and briefly got in front of Felipe Massa before being re-passed by the Ferrari driver.

On lap 18 he capitalised on the battling Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado to pass both of them for seventh place.

He came out of his final pit stop ahead of Paul di Resta who wasn’t able to catch the Toro Rosso before the end of the race, leaving Alguersuari a career-best seventh.

“I am very happy with my race today,” he said afterwards. “I think I would like to start even further back on the grid for the next one, because it seems that whenever I have a poor grid position, I finish in the points!”

Jaime Alguersuari 2011 form guide

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