Virgin once again demonstrated the best one-lap pace of the new teams but also the worst reliability.
|Timo Glock||Lucas di Grassi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’39.278 (-0.505)||1’39.783|
|Average race lap||3’55.358|
Took ‘new team pole position’ with a lap one tenth of a second quicker than Jarno Trulli.
Unfortunately he played no part in the race. His engine suffered a loss of air pressure while on the grid and he was left in his slot while the cars went off on the formation lap. The problem was too complicated to fix in time to get him out of the pits.
Glock is yet to complete a race in 2010.
Lucas di Grassi
The team discovered a clutch problem on di Grassi’s car shortly before the start of the race, meaning he couldn’t take the start. He finally left the pit lane when the leaders were on lap seven.
He completed just eight laps before the clutch failed again.
2010 Chinese Grand Prix