Driver Ratings Malaysia 12, Pt.4 Sauber Toro Rosso and Williams

25 Mar

Sergio Perez: 10/10 (sadly I can’t give him more) Q9 F2 joint driver of the day

Phenomenal strategy decisions made on the Sauber pit wall gave the hottest prospect in F1 his first podium, and although some guys are saying his strategy won him the race Sergio drove the car to it’s max and looked like a Ferrari driver in the making. There are rumours going round that Ferrari will replace him but at the moment but only time will tell. Viva Checo.

Kamui Kobayashi: 7/10 Q17 DNF

It was a good day all round in the Sauber garage and until he had to retire because of his brakes he looked like he could pick up points. But on the positive side for Kamui he was back to his overtaking tricks overtaking Michael Schumacher on the outside at a corner where little overtaking happens.

Daniel Ricciardo: 6/10 Q15 F12

He came in for his first pit stop too late  and this left him 18th when the red flags came but once he’d had his 3rd pit stop he was a different driver and had he drove like that all race he’d have been in the points for the second time this season.

Jean-Eric Vergne: 8/10 Q18 F8

He was astonishing in the first 8 laps and was the only driver not to change to full wets before the red flag which let him have a free change of tyres and restart from 7th, and an inspired decision to change to slicks let him get his first ever championship points.

Pastor Maldonado: 7/10 Q11 DNF

Unlucky not to make it to Q3 but he made up for it from the start as he took 4 places in one lap and although he mistimed the first stop he was still in with a shout of points from the red flag. Another mistimed stop left him well down in 20th but he drove fantastically for the rest of the race and had the engine not started spewing smoke I think he’d have picked up points.

Bruno Senna: 9/10 Q13 F6

He looked out of it when the red flags came as he was lying second to last but he drove an errorless second half of the race to pick up 8 points for Williams, which is double the number of points they picked up all season last year.

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