Rosberg was ahead of the pair approaching their single pit-stops, emerging in ninth place, between DC and Liuzzi, who had been the first to stop. DC was in a handful of laps later, the RBR crew turning him around quickly enough to set up a race to pit-exit as the Williams came down the home straight. Coulthard held his nerve as the two cars appeared certain to come together in the braking zone for turn one, and had enough experience to keep his nose ahead into turn two.
Liuzzi also had to brave it out with the young German, diving to the inside of his Williams into the same corner on lap 57, Rosberg's wild swerve to the outside line proving fruitless in response. When Ralf pulled off six laps later, the Italian's move took on more serious meaning, giving Toro Rosso its maiden point in F1.