Williams: Liuzzi crash delays Barrichello

2011 Italian GP team review

Liuzzi’s crash held up Barrichello but helped Maldonado, but neither Williams scored.

Rubens Barrichello Pastor Maldonado
Qualifying position 13 14
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’24.648 (-0.078) 1’24.726
Race position 12 11
Laps 52/53 52/53
Pit stops 2 2

Williams 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
Rubens Barrichello 198.272 136.558 94.157 92.874 93.618 92.239 92.074 92.126 92.495 92.624 92.407 91.898 91.944 91.73 91.483 91.506 91.652 91.812 91.641 91.694 91.653 91.482 91.721 91.432 91.244 91.148 91.092 92.072 90.709 90.614 91.356 95.235 110.521 89.989 90.454 89.281 89.435 88.989 89.163 89.048 89.017 88.99 89.144 88.91 88.757 89.959 88.743 88.833 88.377 88.799 88.896 88.576
Pastor Maldonado 125.136 142.976 136.381 92.938 93.626 91.631 91.142 91.376 91.047 91.869 91.011 90.959 90.823 90.981 90.81 91.123 90.976 92.1 97.477 109.401 90.632 90.284 89.979 91.531 90.303 90.948 90.254 89.715 89.663 90.425 89.77 89.961 89.832 89.872 89.754 89.729 93.091 108.875 89.907 89.576 89.521 90.407 90.383 89.34 89.785 89.106 89.091 89.224 89.536 89.995 88.934 89.563

Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Monza, 2011

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Monza, 2011

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Medium 29.157s
Pit stop 2 Soft 23.414s

Williams were clearly unhappy with their performance on Friday – not for the first time this year Barrichello had little more to say than “we weren?t fast enough today”.

He headed his team mate on row seven at the start, but after getting away way became embroiled in the first-corner chaos: “I had a brilliant start, gaining three or four positions as we headed into the first corner, but then I saw an HRT come past.

“I was lucky he didn?t hit me but I was then in the middle of the action and so had to stop the car. I didn?t hit anyone, but when [Nico] Rosberg started to move he hit my nose, it was a difficult situation.”

He had to pit for repairs and recovered to finish 12th, 15 seconds behind Maldonado.

Rubens Barrichello 2011 form guide

Pastor Maldonado

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 23.063s
Pit stop 2 Medium 22.614s

The usual Williams KERS problems cost Maldonado time in final practice.

Qualifying almost came to an early end for him when he hit the barrier at the inside of Parabolica halfway through Q1. Fortunately the damage was limited to a broken front wing – once repaired, he made it though to Q2.

While Barrichello’s race was ruined by the collision at the first corner, Maldonado profited from it. The subsequent tangle between Felipe Massa and Mark Webber allowed him briefly up to sixth.

However he lost out to Paul di Resta, who he passed earlier on, at the first pit stops, and also Jaime Alguersuari.

His pace in the middle stint wasn’t as good and Sebastien Buemi passed him on lap 24 and Bruno Senna did likewise six laps later.

After his final pit stop he fell back behind di Resta for good and finished out of the points in 11th.

Pastor Maldonado 2011 form guide

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9 comments on Williams: Liuzzi crash delays Barrichello

  1. Sadly its another one to forget for Williams. The KERS still gives them problems and even thought they had no further technical problems this weekend, there was not much to cheer about.

  2. I really thought Maldonado was on for some good points, but it just shows how bad the car is.

  3. Of course Williams isn’t good enough, but Maldonado’s race wasn’t great. Barrichello was better throughout the weekend.

  4. So dissapointing. It’s so sad to see Williams so far back…

  5. I saw a HRT coming past me

    I woulda been thinking..’Cor, look at that, go on son, in the lead!’

  6. azwris said on 13th September 2011, 0:29

    Does anyone know about Rubens’ seat next year? I’d like to see him in action again ;) Go Rubinho!

  7. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 13th September 2011, 2:42

    Williams is hopeless this year.

  8. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 14th September 2011, 17:42

    It’s races like this where Lotus must be kicking themselves over a lack of KERS.

    Seeing Maldonado’s moment in qualifying was brilliant, everyone rushed to the scene in the stand to assess the damage.

    A shame to see Barrichello limp around on the first lap, it must have been a lonely race.

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