Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Buddh International CIrcuit

Toro Rosso: Team draw level with Sauber in championship

2011 Indian GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Toro Rosso and Sauber are now level on 41 points with two races to go.

Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari
Qualifying position 9 10
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’26.161 (-0.158) 1’26.319
Race position 8
Laps 24/60 59/60
Pit stops 1 2

Toro Rosso 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
Sebastien Buemi 103.429 97.431 95.559 94.699 94.285 94.071 93.414 93.808 94.001 93.322 92.718 92.32 92.34 94.111 92.735 91.712 92.195 95.196 110.986 91.272 91.241 92.079 90.956 91.024
Jaime Alguersuari 102.737 97.394 95.379 94.932 94.249 94.005 93.422 93.552 93.315 92.811 92.733 92.597 93.193 93.226 92.149 94.75 111.006 91.404 91.71 91.677 92.138 92.052 91.377 90.775 91.116 91.836 91.498 91.001 90.908 91.326 93.67 90.785 91.067 91.062 90.107 91.369 90.418 90.899 90.518 90.039 89.543 89.907 89.513 89.301 89.309 93.063 111.039 90.396 89.928 89.509 90.812 90.224 92.016 89.866 89.495 89.621 89.239 89.466 91.973

Sebastien Buemi

Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Buddh International CIrcuit
Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Buddh International CIrcuit
Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 22.579s

Buemi headed an all-Toro Rosso fifth row of the grid as the team continued its late-season surge.

He locked his tyres heading into turn one as Michael Schumacher and Alguersuari made their way past.

But later in the first stint he followed his team mate past Bruno Senna and Adrian Sutil.

It was all in vain, however, as his car came to a stop on the 25th lap: “When the car stopped, I had just passed Hamilton, I was lying eighth and I think we could have finished in the top eight,” he said.

“When you go from that promising situation, to a non finish with no points, it?s a bit difficult to take.”

Sebastien Buemi 2011 form guide

Jaime Alguersuari

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 22.856s
Pit stop 2 Hard 23.084s

Alguersuari had a fraught Friday, crashing in the first practice session and having a few off-track moment in the second.

But he got it together on Saturday to line up alongside his team mate in the grid.

By lap 14 the Toro Rosso’s strong straight line speed in the DRS zone had taken him up to ninth place. Aided by Felipe Massa’s retirement, he finished eighth to put Toro Rosso level with Sauber in the constructors’ championship.

Jaime Alguersuari 2011 form guide

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