The Australian GP, a front wing fracture for Kobayashi resulted in his Sauber ploughing into Hülkenberg’s Williams and Buemi’s Toro Rosso. Today, a spin for Liuzzi’s Force India which the Italian driver has said was reasoned by a braking problem – resulted in it journey backwards over Buemi’s car before Kobayashi was clipped. It’s such a shame,” said the Japanese driver. The track conditions were difficult today and this always opens up chances, even if you are not high up on the grid. I’m sure we would have scored points today. My start was good but after a few corners Vitantonio Liuzzi’s car just flew into mine and I was out.”
Of course I am deeply disappointed, said the ex McLaren test driver, who dropped out of the running on Lap 9. “We made all the right tyre decisions – I started on Slicks and managed to stay out in the drizzle. I enjoyed overtaking and then I was in fourth.When you are in a situation like this, you really have to finish. We missed a great chance today; I don’t know what exactly happened – I felt there was something wrong with the engine and then stopped at Turn 9.