As Sauber’s own press release put it: “In what was a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix with great motor racing. Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa played a rather insignificant role.”
|Pedro de la Rosa
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)
|Average race lap
Pedro de la Rosa
Didn’t even make it to the first corner before he’d been taken out by an out-of-control Vitaly Petrov.
Pitted for a new front wing and was running 14th when his engine died on lap 31.
Kobayashi made great progress on the super-soft tyres at the start, moving up from 18th to tenth as he dodged the various collisions.
He passed Nico Hulkenberg on the approach to the final chicane, putting him ninth, but both out-braked themselves. While Hulkenberg took to the escape road Kobayashi bounced across the kerbs and into the wall.
This should not have happened. I had made a very good start from 18th and on the first lap was fighting with Nico Hulkenberg down the back straight for ninth. In front of us was Michael Schumacher, apparently having some troubles with braking before the chicane. All three of us were braking late and then I suddenly had nowhere to go. I hit the kerb, the car jumped and I had damaged it so badly that I had to stop.
2010 Canadian Grand Prix