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

15 Apr

Pedro De La Rosa: 6/10 S22 F21

Nothing special one bit as HRT keep up their reputation of making up the grid, he got overtaken by Vergne moved slightly around during the first set of pits and then kept 22nd place until Heikki Kovalainen got brought back by his technical problems, to take 21st place.

Narain Karthikeyan: 6/10 S23 F22

Would you believe it Karthikeyan had an even more dull race than De La Rosa. He took was overtaken by Vergne on the first lap ran 22nd before pitting and the only reason he didn’t finish last was because of Schumacher’s retirement and Heikki’s technichal issues.

Kimi Raikkonen: 7/10 S4 F14

Kimi was amazing in qualifying in only his 3rd race since the return to qualify 4th and he was widely regarded as a contender to actually winning the race but sadly it wasn’t to be for Kimi. He had a decent start which meant he ran 4th all the way until he pitted for the first time on lap 10 and managed to hold things together for a podium finish before the tyres ‘hit the cliff’ with less than 10 laps to the end which left him overtaken by seemingly everyone leaving him 14th, a position he didn’t deserve.

Romain Grosjean: 8/10 S10 F6

He’s been in Q3 every weekend so far and yet has only managed 4 laps in races before today, and so finishing 6th must be a delightful result. Started poorly losing a place to Massa on the first lap and the first stint was average if anything, but the second stint was what saved him, as he flew to 2nd before the second pit stop and he was one of the biggest winners in the the hustle at the end where anyone who was anyone was fighting for the top 10 places to finish a strong 6th taking home 8 points.

Timo Glock: 6/10 S20 F19

Marussia still fail to deliver but at least Timo is consistent always finishing and qualifying ahead of rookie team mate Charles Pic. Glock did manage to gain 2 places on the first lap but he couldn’t keep a hold on them losing both the next lap, he briefly ran in 16th before pitting but never looked like he’d fight Caterham for the best of the ‘new’ teams.

Charles Pic: 5/10 S21 F20

Still hasn’t managed to beat his team mate at anything and is very likely to be replaced by another rookie at the end of the season, but Charles isn’t in a competitive car and doesn’t deserve all the abuse he gets, maybe next time will let him beat Glock in qualifying or the race.

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