Why did Mark Webber leave?
D he up until then World Championship leader Mark Webber said goodbye to the race in the second lap after the restart. Suddenly he turned into the wall and then spun across the road. He also caught Nico Rosberg, who could no longer avoid it and was eliminated himself.
Webber takes the mistake completely on his own head. 'I hit the notch at the exit of Turn 12. It was like in slow motion when I drove down again - it was my mistake and it wasn't my day,' the Australian apologizes. 'I thought I was going to catch it, but I lost the car and hit the wall. Not very strong, but it was enough to throw the car back to the other side of the track. Then Nico Rosberg hit me, what his Race also destroyed. ' Webber had to relinquish the championship lead to Fernando Alonso after this incident and is now in second place.
Has Vitaly Petrov finally disqualified himself at Renault?
Vitaly Petrov initially gave up in the race a good picture. Having started from position 20 on the grid, he found himself in seventh place after the first pit stop phase. In contrast to his teammate Robert Kubica, he switched to intermediates in lap 20. Kubica didn't come in until lap 31 and took about seven seconds longer to stop. This placed him two places behind Petrov.
But the advantage for the Russian should not last long. On lap 40 he destroyed what had been a good race in an accident. 'I put pressure on to stay ahead of the guys behind me. Then I lost my car on the penultimate corner and had a bad crash - but I'm ok.' In contrast to the car. Because the Renault is a total loss. Not necessarily the best recommendation when the chair wobbles and Heidfeld and Sutil are vying for his cockpit in the background. If Petrov doesn't show a highlight in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, things could be tight.
What was going on with McLaren?
McLaren came in second with Lewis Hamilton, but really The Briton did not fight for this position. He benefited not only from Sebastian Vettel's failure, but also from the crash between Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg. Because Rosberg easily put the McLaren driver in his pocket after the restart.
'We don't have the fastest car,' also recognizesHamilton. 'I lost a lot of time on Fernando, especially in the last sector.' In the narrow and angular third section of the route, Hamilton lost around three tenths. In the fast first sector, however, he was fastest.
Both Hamilton and Jenson Button complained of tire problems. Neither of them managed to get the tires up to temperature. Button drove straight ahead of every corner because his front wheels locked. Later he got stuck in traffic and struggled with Adrian Sutil, among others, who pushed him off the track.
How did Vitantonio Liuzzi come in sixth?
The name Liuzzi was found Rarely in the top ten recently. In Korea, however, the Italian achieved his best result of the season. At Force India, team boss Vijay Mallya celebrated it like a small victory. 'It was a great performance by Tonio because he kept a cool head and fought hard until the end.'
The Force India driver didn't have to fight really hard. As king of the top speed, he benefited from the fact that he was able to fend off all attacks on the straight. The problems at Williams also made it easy for him. Nico Hülkenberg made a second stop in the pits on lap ten due to a flat tire. 'The car was completely undrivable, so I couldn't finish the race like this. We had to stop and that cost us a good result today.' Rubens Barrichello's intermediates also finally failed on lap 52 and the Brazilian lost two places. 'In the last five laps I ran out of tires, which in the end cost us two places.'