Williams: Barrichello slips out of the points.

2011 Singapore GP team review

Barrichello tried to do half the race on soft tyres but slipped out of the points.

Rubens Barrichello Pastor Maldonado
Qualifying position 12 13
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.082 (-0.188) 1’48.270
Race position 13 11
Laps 60/61 60/61
Pit stops 2 3

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 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
Rubens Barrichello 129.368 119.303 117.964 118.521 118.256 117.829 117.807 117.744 118.882 119.174 120.365 127.015 139.784 117.798 120.126 120.928 119.568 116.471 116.568 116.49 117.662 116.72 116.462 116.735 118.017 117.071 116.743 116.966 132.868 153.468 139.793 119.396 118.693 121.048 117.883 117.817 117.015 115.792 115.469 115.235 115.437 115.561 115.427 115.559 115.443 115.261 115.386 115.456 115.945 115.823 116.103 116.44 116.541 118.609 119.496 118.108 118.037 123.214 121.609 121.538
Pastor Maldonado 128.776 119.003 117.84 118.278 117.851 117.795 118.153 118.034 118.803 119.687 127.524 138.114 117.083 118.889 123.369 121.056 117.84 116.829 115.983 116.365 116.65 117.068 116.932 116.815 124.147 134.46 114.464 115.232 137.988 141.827 120.411 119.809 126.264 121.524 117.969 116.734 116.112 115.586 115.187 115.606 115.322 115.21 115.592 115.85 122.823 135.875 115.459 115.673 114.416 113.198 114.519 114.068 114.386 114.443 114.844 114.547 115.875 117.886 115.421 115.868

This was Sam Michael’s last race with Williams. He said: “I would like to thank everyone on the race team and at the factory for the last 11 years and to wish them all the best for a bright future.”

Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Singapore, 2011

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Singapore, 2011

Start tyre Super soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 30.456s
Pit stop 2 Soft 30.544s

Barrichello took 12th on the grid ahead of Maldonado, which made for Williams’s best qualifying performance since Monaco.

The pair swapped places at the start but when the safety car came out Barrichello was yet to make his second stop. He switched to soft tyres in an attempt to reach the end of the race without pitting again.

He inherited tenth as Felipe Massa and Maldonado in front of him pitted. But his tyres began to go off seven laps from home and he was powerless to keep them behind.

Sebastien Buemi also took advantage, leaving Barrichello 13th.

Rubens Barrichello 2011 form guide

Pastor Maldonado

Start tyre Super soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 30.888s
Pit stop 2 Super soft 30.187s
Pit stop 3 Soft 30.477s

Maldonado made his second pit stop before the safety car period, and moved back to tenth before pitting for the final time.

That dropped him behind Massa and although he passed his team mate three laps from home, he ended up out of the points in 11th.

Pastor Maldonado 2011 form guide

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7 comments on Williams: Barrichello slips out of the points.

  1. Maldonado did quite well as he did at Monaco. I’m not sure Barichello is still good. Bad car make it hard to read…

  2. Both driver’s looked very racy in Singapore, especially Maldonado. It’s a shame they couldn’t score any points.

  3. Tricky headline Keith, I had to read the article to see if his tyres were to soft or to hard. Nag,nag,nag.

  4. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 26th September 2011, 22:47

    I knew McLaren were pushing to get Michael on board before the end of the season but surprised they did it so quickly.

    Not a bad result at all for Williams, all things considered.

  5. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 27th September 2011, 3:25

    Farewell Sam

  6. Rubens was fast as ever! He kept Massa behind him for more or less 5 laps. His strategy was so much tougher & different than Pastor’s one. Williams will gain points only by taking risks. At least Rubens is trying to achieve them! Pastor is another bad rookie!

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