2011 Korean GP team review
Daniel Ricciardo beat one of the Virgin drivers for the second time this year.
|Daniel Ricciardo||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|Qualifying time comparison (None)||No time|
HRT drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
|Pit stop 1||Soft 23.196s|
|Pit stop 2||Super soft 22.115s|
Ricciardo didn’t set a qualifying lap due to technical problems but was allowed to start.
He got ahead of Jerome d’Ambrosio on the first lap and stayed there. But he regretted an ambitious move on Timo Glock after the safety car period:
“I went to attack Glock but it worked against me with D’Ambrosio getting past me. That made me work hard to get back past him again so, at least we split the two Virgins.”
The stewards deemed Ricciardo was released from his pit box in an unsafe fashion during the race, and fined his team €5,000 for the infringement.
This was the second time this year Ricciardo has finished in front of one of the Virgins. Liuzzi finished in front of both of them in Canada.
HRT are yet to announce which of the pair will be dropped to make way for Narain Karthikeyan in the next race.
|Pit stop 1||Soft 26.379s|
|Pit stop 2||Soft 23.544s|
|Pit stop 3||Super soft 22.092s|
Liuzzi’s race was ruined on the first lap: “Heading into turn three there must have been some contact because there were pieces of carbon flying. I hit something with my front end and after that I had problems locking the front which caused my contact in turn four with one of the Virgins.”
The resulting pit stop left him over half a minute behind the rest of the field. That meant that when the safety car came out he was already a lap down and any chance of racing with the other cars was gone.
Drove Liuzzi’s car in the wet first practice session. He said: “I had never driven in Korea before and having to do so in such foul weather conditions was not ideal.
“This won’t help me much with my preparation for the Indian Grand Prix, because it will surely be dry out there, but, nevertheless, it has been positive to be able to gather some data on wet conditions and I hope that helped the team out a little.”
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