Sergio Perez, Sauber, Buddh International Circuit

Sauber: Point for Perez, disaster for Kobayashi

2011 Indian GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sergio Perez claimed a point despite a penalty, while Kamui Kobayashi collided with Timo Glock.

Kamui Kobayashi Sergio Perez
Qualifying position 17 20
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’27.876 (+0.627) 1’27.249
Race position 10
Laps 0/60 59/60
Pit stops 0 2

Sauber 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
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez 109.631 115.409 94.39 93.761 93.738 93.958 93.955 93.176 94.008 93.456 94.014 92.937 93.29 93.394 94.06 93.208 92.632 92.218 92.774 92.122 91.629 92.156 91.502 91.868 91.969 92.044 92.054 91.187 91.575 91.138 91.093 91.295 91.129 94.073 112.032 93.548 90.58 90.677 90.572 90.858 91.188 90.366 90.528 90.407 89.942 90.678 89.867 90.24 89.905 89.898 89.594 91.396 91.31 89.945 89.639 89.905 89.355 89.345 90.132

Kamui Kobayashi

Start tyre Soft

Kobayashi failed to progress beyond Q1 for the third time this year. He couldn’t get his tyres up to temperature and claimed he was delayed by Felipe Massa.

He had to run wide at the first corner to avoid Rubens Barrichello. As he returned to the track he turned in front of Timo Glock and the pair collided.

Kobayashi continued but stopped a few corners later: “I saw smoke and fire coming from my car. Obviously there was severe damage, so I had to stop and switch the car off.”

Kamui Kobayashi 2011 form guide

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Buddh International Circuit
Sergio Perez, Sauber, Buddh International Circuit
Start tyre Hard
Pit stop 1 Soft 22.676s
Pit stop 2 Soft 24.789s

Perez described his qualifying session as “very bad” after falling three-tenths short of his Q1 time in Q2.

He had the same penalty as Lewis Hamilton for failing to slow sufficiently for yellow flags in the first practice session.

Perez gambled on starting the race on hard tyres and came into the pits at the end of lap one to change to softs. He spent much of the first stint behind Paul di Resta before passing the Force India driver.

He resisted race-long pressure from Vitaly Petrov to claim the final points place: “At least this way I can pay back something to the team after I made that mistake on Friday.”

Sergio Perez 2011 form guide

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