Lotus Renault press release
Bruno Senna, R31-04 P12
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06 P11
Lotus Renault GP just missed out on a return to the points today at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, as Vitaly came home 11th and Bruno just behind in 12th.
The result was an improvement on their grid positions, but Bruno was left disapointed finishing where he did after a barnstorming start rocketed him up to 10th position.
A KERS problem shortly after, however, led the Brazilian to be passed by both Torro Rosso cars, and cross the finishing line in 12th position.
Vitaly faced some struggles, sliding off the track on a couple of occasions and suffering from a slow first pit stop.
The misfortune cost him, but he crossed the line in P11 just behind Sauber’s Sergio Perez.
World champion Sebastian Vettel claimed first prize, ahead of Britain’s Jenson Button in second and Fernando Alonso in third.