Lotus Renault press release
Bruno Senna, R31-04
P15, 1:38.791 (Q2 time) 14 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
P8, 1.38.124 (Q3 time) 19 laps
Lotus Renault GP has one car in the top ten for the Korean Grand Prix after Vitaly set a 1min 38.124secs for eighth position on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Bruno wasn’t able to deliver as well as he wanted and will start the race from P15 after setting a lap of 1min 38.791secs in Q2.
Both drivers started Q1 using soft tyres before switching to super softs to take them through to Q2. A scrubbed then new super soft strategy was employed in Q2 - taking Vitaly through for a go at the big money prize, but Bruno’s work ended there.
Vitaly went out on his used super softs to set his Q3 time, with a subsequent run on new super softs curtailed as it would not have moved him up the grid.
As a contrast to Friday, Saturday saw no rain in Yeongam as Lewis Hamilton took pole position with a lap of 1min 35.820secs with Sebastian qualifying second.