Karun Chandhok had a good weekend, out-qualifying his team mate and enjoying a largely trouble-free race. Karun Chandhok Bruno Senna Qualifying position 23 24 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’42.600 (-0.251) 1’42.851 Race position 18 20 Average race lap 1’49.779 (-0.546) 1’50.325 Laps 55/57 55/57 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player … Continue reading Double finish at home (HRT race review)
Sebastien Buemi finished eight on the road but was one of the nine drivers to be penalised for going too quickly behind the safety car. That dropped him to ninth behind Fernando Alonso. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 11 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’38.586 (-0.872) 1’39.458 Race position 9 13 Average race lap … Continue reading Buemi slips to ninth (STR race review)
Adrian Sutil was content with a sixth-placed finish after problems in qualifying. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 13 14 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’38.851 (-0.033) 1’38.884 Race position 6 16 Average race lap 1’46.311 (-0.364) 1’46.675 Laps 57/57 57/57 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive … Continue reading Sixth for Sutil (Force India race review)
The team raced with special logos commemorating their 500th start but suffered one of their worst races of the year. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 19 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’40.658 (-0.224) 1’40.882 Race position 21 Average race lap 1’55.135 (+6.424) 1’48.711 Laps 53/57 8/57 Pit stops 2 0 You need to upgrade … Continue reading No joy in 500th race (Lotus race review)
Kamui Kobayashi rode his luck to take a terrific seventh place. The highlight of his race were two bold passes in the final laps, taking Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi. That elevated him to seventh, Sauber’s best result of the year to date.
Robert Kubica reacted quickly when the safety car was deployed to get into the pits immediately. Unfortunately his team were waiting with the wrong tyres when he got there. The delay cost him his chance of finishing on the podium.
McLaren may not have won the European Grand Prix but they scored more points than anyone else and extended their lead in the constructors’ championship. The safety car appearance worked out particularly well for Jenson Button, putting him on the podium. But Lewis Hamilton was fortunate to keep second place after his drive-through penalty.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said he expects the FIA to analyse the circumstances of yesterday’s European Grand Prix. Ferrari expressed outrage yesterday that Lewis Hamilton was able to finish second in the race after taking a drive-through penalty for overtaking the safety car, while their drivers finished lower down the field after staying behind … Continue reading Montezemolo expects FIA reaction
Had Mercedes not brought Michael Schumacher into the pits during the safety car he might have enjoyed the seventh-placed finish which went to Kamui Kobayashi. After the race Ross Brawn said he felt Schumacher’s race had been spoiled by a mis-application of the safety car rules. However Nico Rosberg salvaged some pride with a point … Continue reading Strategy goes awry again for Schumacher (Mercedes race review)