Lotus Renault press release
Bruno Senna, R31-04 P14
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06 DNF
Lotus Renault GP suffered a pointless finish at the Korean Grand Prix after a mistake on lap 16 left Vitaly smarting from a case of what might have been, having started the race from eighth on the grid.
Bruno, meanwhile, was unable to advance many places from P15, as he crossed the line in P13.
Starting on the fourth row of the grid on the super soft (option) tyres, Vitaly began the race well, maintaining his starting position. Shortly after stopping to change onto a new set of super softs on lap 14, however, he collided with Michael Schumacher. A tyre puncture and damaged front suspension meant a return to the pits, which ultimately brought an end to his race.
Bruno also endured a difficult race. After falling back four places at the start, he was able to recover some ground but could only make his way up to P13 as he crossed the line after 55 laps.
It was business as usual for recently-crowned champion Sebastian Vettel, as he claimed victory ahead of Briton Lewis Hamilton and Australian Mark Webber.