HRT: Ricciardo accepts blame for Glock crash

2011 Singapore GP team review

Ricciardo collided with Glock as both HRT drivers were lapped four times.

Daniel Ricciardo Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 23 24
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.404 (-0.406) 1’52.810
Race position 19 20
Laps 57/61 57/61
Pit stops 3 4

HRT 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
Daniel Ricciardo 190.381 157.913 125.518 128.678 121.386 124.414 126.095 120.277 120.11 120.841 121.45 122.829 125.577 123.587 131.985 148.058 121.066 121.504 122.707 119.819 119.843 119.858 119.971 122.044 120.989 127.451 143.295 164.31 127.53 121.647 127.691 125.033 123.606 121.09 120.81 119.916 121.524 119.789 119.389 119.064 119.105 121.048 119.504 122.077 119.824 119.832 122.12 120.476 123.519 123.381 125.442 126.556 121.003 123.508 128.873 125.346 125.561
Vitantonio Liuzzi 136.182 122.843 121.636 121.23 121.476 121.534 121.622 121.649 121.734 122.306 122.873 125.145 132.752 149.578 121.38 120.206 124.223 120.376 121.465 121.558 120.14 123.243 124.105 121.582 120.853 130.214 143.431 145.998 148.46 167.73 161.516 123.267 121.359 124.945 123.911 119.32 119.2 119.148 119.59 119.826 118.283 118.387 118.793 120.172 127.025 196.634 160.048 119.87 119.818 121.467 121.152 121.62 120.648 118.597 119.452 119.444 119.848

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, HRT, Singapore, 2011

Daniel Ricciardo, HRT, Singapore, 2011

Start tyre Super soft
Pit stop 1 Super soft 44.17s
Pit stop 2 Super soft 34.782s
Pit stop 3 Soft 33.058s

Despite brushing the wall on his fastest lap, Ricciardo out-qualified his team mate for the second race in a row.

But he lost his front wing in contact with Timo Glock on the opening lap: “Unfortunately my race wasn?t too exciting because I got my nose clipped on the first lap.

“It was all a bit bunched into turn 8 and I didn?t have a clear line so I just wanted to keep that line for the next corner and had a touch. It was my mistake for going in a bit too deep and it was a costly one because then I encountered quite a few blue flags which upset my rhythm.”

The safety car period brought him back within range of his team mate, who he finished in front of.

Daniel Ricciardo 2011 form guide

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Super soft 34.329s
Pit stop 2 Super soft 32.122s
Pit stop 3 Super soft 31.687s
Pit stop 4 Soft 42.92s

Liuzzi qualified last, rendering his five-place grid penalty for a crash that eliminated two cars in Monza totally worthless.

The safety car brought Jarno Trulli in his sights and he kept within range of the Lotus for ten laps before his tyres went off:

“We were forced to change to our last set of tyres because the rear was going and had to put on the tyres that we used in qualifying.

“Immediately I felt that the car had a lot less grip, to the point where I locked the front on turn 14 without doing anything different and I touched the wall, which caused the wing to break. So I was forced to pit again.”

His fresh tyres allowed him to close the gap to Ricciardo but he finished over a minute behind his team mate.

Vitantonio Liuzzi 2011 form guide

Narain Karthikeyan

Drove Liuzzi’s car in first practice. He was the only reserve driver to run in this session, the other teams preferring to give their race drivers the maximum time available on the demanding Singapore track.

Karthikeyan said: “I brushed off all the cobwebs after two and a half months without driving. It was a good session even though being a new track for me it was not ideal. But I?m very happy with how the testing went, especially since I was faster than Daniel until the end.”

Narain Karthikeyan 2011 form guide

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7 comments on HRT: Ricciardo accepts blame for Glock crash

  1. In the last few laps of the race, I noticed that Ricciardo was a long way ahead of Liuzzi (some 40 to 50 seconds at one stage), how did that happen?

  2. bosyber (@bosyber) said on 26th September 2011, 13:45

    I think here again Ricciaro showed potential. Liuzzi, I’m not sure about, he doesn’t have much on his team mate now, even in races. Of course, bad luck isn’t really his fault, but in combination with the Monza thing, you have to wonder if he’s not past his best now.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 26th September 2011, 13:50

    Not a bad result for them. Shame for them that Kovalainen managed to finish as high as he did though.

  4. Stupid fom once again missing action. We didn’t see what happened with massa and trulli in italy, and now we miss this.

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