Hydraulic problems delayed Jarno Trulli in Korea and both drivers made costly contact with rivals during the race.
|Jarno Trulli||Heikki Kovalainen|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’40.521 (-1.247)||1’41.768|
Missed a lot of running on Friday with a gearbox problem but nonetheless qualified best of the new teams’ drivers.
Fell behind most of them when he spun off at the start, then a few laps later lost his front wing in a collision with Bruno Senna. Was sidelined by the usual Lotus hydraulic problems shortly after that:
I felt that there was a possible hydraulics problem when we were behind the safety car as the power steering was starting to feel very heavy. I really struggled to turn in at the first corner and had a spin, and despite the team trying to get me back out it was all over.
Was knocked off the track by Sebastien Buemi on lap 29, having just been passed for 14th place by Vitaly Petrov.
Made two pit stops on his way to 13th place which tightens Lotus’s grasp on the valuable tenth place in the constructors’ championship.
2010 Korean Grand Prix