Daniel Ricciardio, HRT, Korea, 2011

HRT: Ricciardo leads D’Ambrosio home

2011 Korean GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniel Ricciardo beat one of the Virgin drivers for the second time this year.

Daniel Ricciardo Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 24 23
Qualifying time comparison (None) No time
Race position 19 21
Laps 54/55 52/55
Pit stops 2 3

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
Daniel Ricciardo 120.972 112.056 110.245 110.674 109.901 109.579 109.525 109.575 109.242 109.096 110.592 109.606 108.875 108.974 110.041 127.243 154.425 120.241 111.736 144.511 111.243 108.415 107.939 108.316 107.727 107.864 109.561 108.265 108.035 106.872 107.009 106.902 106.745 106.451 106.655 106.436 106.475 106.327 106.161 106.412 111.555 123.786 105.163 107.815 105.583 105.937 108.327 107.214 105.787 105.58 105.355 105.01 104.87 105.076
Vitantonio Liuzzi 135.393 133.279 111.147 111.094 110.725 111.286 110.116 110.505 109.802 109.505 111.734 111.22 114.199 115.266 110.852 140.855 146.186 155.027 153.215 117.912 109.14 108.997 108.537 107.681 107.891 108.108 109.546 108.76 108.36 107.673 107.382 107.879 108.131 107.507 107.101 107.579 108.277 111.838 128.217 106.62 112.182 107.065 109.463 107.769 106.173 106.858 106.842 106.514 108.709 112.586 108.738 106.852

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardio, HRT, Korea, 2011
Daniel Ricciardio, HRT, Korea, 2011
Start tyre Soft
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.

Daniel Ricciardo 2011 form guide

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Start tyre Soft
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.

Vitantonio Liuzzi 2011 form guide

Narain Karthikeyan

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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