Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Buddh International Circuit

Williams: A collision, a gearbox failure, and no points

2011 Indian GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

It was another tough race for Williams.

Over the weekend the team confirmed Mike Coughlan, who joined them in May, will be their new technical director.

Rubens Barrichello Pastor Maldonado
Qualifying position 15 13
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’27.247 (+0.71) 1’26.537
Race position 15
Laps 58/60 12/60
Pit stops 2 0

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
Rubens Barrichello 129.967 129.277 96.725 95.04 94.534 94.008 94.089 93.776 93.546 93.824 94.619 96.164 95.147 97.083 93.23 92.538 92.805 93.047 94.029 95.298 93.957 93.01 94.155 93.702 94.435 92.382 92.135 94.062 91.695 94.683 91.913 91.621 92.087 91.531 95.153 111.841 90.607 90.184 92.008 91.793 91.939 89.981 90.574 89.758 89.413 89.762 90.165 89.82 89.855 91.03 91.529 90.003 89.96 89.634 91.238 88.635 90.849 90.712
Pastor Maldonado 104.517 97.527 95.191 94.66 94.347 94.287 93.944 93.629 93.826 94.049 94.279 93.573

Rubens Barrichello

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Hard 33.65s
Pit stop 2 Soft 22.339s

Barrichello’s race was ruined when he tagged the back of his team mate’s car at the first corner, breaking his front wing.

He had to pit at the end of the first lap and switched to hard tyres to stay on a two-stop stint. He easily made his was past the HRTs and Virgins and set off after Heikki Kovalainen.

After switching to the soft tyres for his final stint he was catching the Lotus at around two seconds per lap. But he ran out of time to catch Kovalainen, finishing 15 seconds behind in 15th place.

Rubens Barrichello 2011 form guide

Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Buddh International Circuit
Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Buddh International Circuit
Start tyre Soft

Maldonado out-qualified Barrichello for the eighth time this year and credited his engineers for getting him on the track at the right time. But his race ended early with gearbox failure.

Pastor Maldonado 2011 form guide

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