Rubens Barrichello gave Williams their best result of the year so far.
But with Nico Hulkenberg running in the points before retiring with a broken exhaust, they could have taken more away from their European Grand Prix weekend.
|Rubens Barrichello||Nico Hulkenberg|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q3)||1’38.428 (+0.000)||1’38.428|
|Average race lap||1’46.232 (-1.18)||1’47.412|
Both drivers set identical lap times to within 0.001s during qualifying. Barrichello had to start behind his team mate as Hulkenberg set the time first.
But he had to fend off attacks from Robert Kubica, particularly when he came across the aftermath of the Timo Glock-Bruno Senna collision.
Wasn’t able to use the team’s version of the F-duct as it wouldn’t fit around his seat, Hulkenberg being taller than his team mate. The team expect to have it working for him at Silverstone.
He qualified well but was frustrated to slip down the order while waiting behind his team mate in the pits. After the re-start he was passed by Fernando Alonso.
But he retired eight laps from home while running tenth with a cracked exhaust pipe, leaving him kicking the barrier with frustration.
2010 European Grand Prix