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Barrichello rues second pit stop

Rubens Barrichello rues a second stop which costs him a possible seventh place finish in the Australian Grand Prix
Rubens Barrichello was left to rue making a second pit stop during the Australian Grand Prix, admitting that it cost him the chance to take seventh place for Williams.

Barrichello was one of the drivers who elected to make a stop for a second set of dry tyres during the latter stages of the race, but then found that the majority of the cars around him decided to run to the finish.

That dropped the Brazilian down to tenth place and although he was able to make up two places before the finish, he admitted seventh place could have been possible.

“It was a good race, but we should have finished in seventh really,” he said. “We took the chance to change tyres when we did and go for it. I thought everyone else would also come in, which is why I went for that route. More points for the team today is positive though.

“The car is good enough; we will just be picking up more points before we get podiums.”

Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg meanwhile endured a frustrating race when he was taken out by Kamui Kobayashi's out of control Sauber on the opening lap after the Japanese driver lost his front wing.

“Today was obviously pretty disappointing. I was already in the corner when I was suddenly hit from behind by Kamui Kobayashi,” he said. “It was quite a big impact. I'm not sure what caused it, but it's frustrating because I was looking forward to my first race here.”



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CDF

March 29, 2010 10:51 AM
Last Edited 2440 days ago

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Andy - Unregistered

March 29, 2010 11:09 AM

i agree with steve.. the difference in pace between the harder and softer tyre is very less maybe 0.5 per lap or so in either circumstances.. so pitting twice will be a disadvantage in most if not all circuits.. even guys like Hamilton,rubens,Alonso who are generally hard on their tyres can go a full race distance with one stop.. Mclaren botched it ystrdy for Ham..



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