Driver Ratings Melbourne 12 Pt.2 HRT, Lotus and Marussia.

18 Mar

Pedro De La Rosa: 3/10 Q(23) DNS (HRT)

Pedro can not take the blame for HRT’s performance this weekend  and if HRT want to stay in this sport they’re going to have to take it seriously.

Narain Karthikeyan: 2/10 Q(24) DNS (HRT)

Never stood a chance in a car that could lose a race to a snail and he must be praying that the car can at some point come good and qualify.

Kimi Raikkonen: 7/10 Q17 F7 (Lotus)

Was thoroughly disappointing in qualifying going out in Q1 but come race come Kimi and he never failed to amuse and impress. He drove a great race to climb to 17th and cracked everyone up with his “Why am I always being shown blue flags” incident.

Picture courtesy of Andrew Scott (

Romain Grosjean: 9/10 Q3 DNF (Lotus)

Was inch perfect in qualifying to claim 3rd spot and despite a poor start he was on for points but as it goes in F1 however good you are you’ll always have problems and Romain’s came early on when having to retire after colliding with Maldonado.

Timo Glock: 6/10 Q20 F14 (Marussia)

Like the HRT drivers he didn’t get a chance to test the car before this weekend but unlike HRT he got his car to the grid and started strongly before driving a Marussia quality second sting leaving him struggling near the back. Luckily in the second half of the race there were enough retirements for Timo to come home in 14th.

Charles Pic: 4/10 Q21 F15 (Marussia)

May have been a winner at every category up to F1 but he was a terrible disappointment. Yes he qualified within 107% to make it to the grid but he was really off the pace come race time was pretty much stuck in last place (except when others had pitted), I felt his weekend was summed up by being a lap behind Senna when Senna had just had to have a 30 second pit stop to repair his car.


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