2011 Singapore GP team review
Ricciardo collided with Glock as both HRT drivers were lapped four times.
|Daniel Ricciardo||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’52.404 (-0.406)||1’52.810|
HRT drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
|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.
|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.
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.”
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