Kobayashi takes sixth (Sauber race review)

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Kamui Kobayashi finished higher than he did at Valencia after a more low-key performance. But Pedro de la Rosa had to retire after one run-in too many with Adrian Sutil. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 9 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.327 (-0.094) 1’31.421 Race position 6 Average race lap 1’40.499 (+2.223) … Continue reading Kobayashi takes sixth (Sauber race review)

Sauber “thrilled” by Kobayashi’s passes

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Peter Sauber hailed Kamui Kobayashi’s performance in the European Grand Prix as “amazing”. The Japanese driver claimed seventh place after pulling off two overtaking moves in the final two laps, one on Fernando Alonso. The team owner said: I can only think of one word for it ?ǣ amazing! I was obviously thrilled by his … Continue reading Sauber “thrilled” by Kobayashi’s passes

Another double DNF (Sauber race review)

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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 Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.611 (-0.408) 1’18.019 Race position Average race lap 1’24.440 (-22.768) … Continue reading Another double DNF (Sauber race review)

Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Sauber

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Sauber achieved their second finish of 2010. But there was little else positive to take away from a race which went wrong for both their drivers on the first lap. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 12 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.026 (+0.301) 1’21.725 Race position 12 Average race lap 1’36.748 (+7.806) … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Sauber

Will Force India make a leap forward in 2009 after their McLaren deal?

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Force India?s technical tie-up with McLaren-Mercedes, which was rumoured for several weeks, was announced today. Having used Ferrari engines in 2006 (as Spyker) and 2007, Force India is embarking on an ambitious project which will see them use the same gearbox, KERS, Mercedes engine and other parts as McLaren. How will this massive acquisition of … Continue reading Will Force India make a leap forward in 2009 after their McLaren deal?

Pedro de la Rosa criticises McLaren driver equality

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Some people (myself not included) are sceptical about whether Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are going to get equal treatment at McLaren this year. So it was interesting to see Pedro de la Rosa not only confirm that they will get the same treatment but say he disagrees with the approach, in an interview for … Continue reading Pedro de la Rosa criticises McLaren driver equality