Points for Toro Rosso but Sebastien Buemi was left hoping for more after the team decided not to replace a broken front wing at his first pit stop.
|Sebastien Buemi||Jaime Alguersuari|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’49.207 (-0.257)||1’49.464|
|Average race lap||1’41.917 (+0.149)||1’41.768|
Shared the seventh row of the grid with his team mate but clipped Kamui Kobayashi on the first lap. Despite a damaged front wing he kept Felipe Massa behind.
He pitted for tyres on lap 14 but the team decided not to change his front wing, feeling it would cost too much time. Instead, they brought him in for another stop on lap 34, when he finally got a new nose. After that he lapped quickly towards but the two-stop strategy effectively ended his hopes of a points finish.
Got ahead of his team mate at the start and used a one-stop strategy to good effect to move up the order. A pass on Nico Hulkenberg on lap 31 made the difference between ninth and tenth at the end of the race and secured his first F1 points.