Buemi unable to score (STR race review)

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Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari
Qualifying position 16 17
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’31.901 (-0.529) 1’32.430
Race position 12
Average race lap 1’38.574 (-0.605) 1’39.179
Laps 52/52 44/52
Pit stops 1 1

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Sebastien Buemi

Made an excellent start from 16th to pass Vitaly Petrov and Nico Hulkenberg on the run to Copse, but both managed to get past him again before the end of the first lap.

He dropped two seconds behind Hulkenberg so his team decided to pit him even though it would mean coming out behind Vitantonio Liuzzi. Buemi felt a chance for more points was missed:

It did not go well for me today. In terms of our strategy, after my tyre change, I came out behind Liuzzi who had not pitted, so I spent around ten laps behind him, using my front tyres a lot and when the Safety Car went in, I had a lot of graining on my front left tyre.

By the time that cleared up, I was able to put in some good lap times, but by then it was too late to do much. I am disappointed because I think one point might have been possible today, so we did not do a good job.
Sebastien Buemi

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Jaime Alguersuari

Ran close behind Buemi at the start and looked able to go quicker. A late pit stop helped him move up to 11th – but he went off at Woodcote with brake failure:

Of course I am disappointed not to have finished, but I was quite happy with my race up to that point, because the pace was there, I felt comfortable with the car and was getting faster as the race progressed. The team did a perfect job with my pit stop strategy.

As usual, I suffer a bit at tracks I have not driven before, having to learn them from Friday to Saturday, but from Hungary onwards, I will have had that experience from last season, which will make life easier.
Jaime Alguersuari

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    2 comments on “Buemi unable to score (STR race review)”

    1. After shining in the last couple of races before Silverstone, it seems they have lost out a little bit with the others improving and Sauber hitting a sweetspot.

    2. It was a great race from Alguersuari til the brake failure arrived… I think he did absolutely the maximum out of situation, being also over 3 tenths quicker then Buemi in average race laps… I hope he can repeat this performance in 2 weeks…

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