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GP Week : Issue 84A
Sauber relieved to earn rst points for 2010 KAMUI Kobayashi's 10th place gives Sauber its first point of the year, after a difficult start to the season, post-BMW. He was followed home by team mate Pedro de la Rosa. It's the first time the team has recorded a double finish this year. Recently installed technical director James Key says the result was well deserved. "I'm very pleased we scored a point at this event," said Key. "It was also good that we had a two car finish. It was fairly eventful in many ways, because, to begin with, it was a case of making sure we were matching the top ten pace, which Kamui did superbly well. "Towards the end Kamui's tyres went off quite badly at the front, and he lost quite a lot of lap time, which allowed Pedro and some other cars to catch him up. "But the fact is both came home in tenth and 11th. I think this is deserved by everyone and we should be very pleased with this result." Kobayashi was delighted with his first point of the year. "I am very happy that we finished the race with both cars and got the first point," he said. "In the end I could see from the car the canvas on the front right tyre. Therefore I started to be very careful, especially in turn 8, and that's also the reason why I didn't defend any harder against Adrian Sutil." De la Rosa added: "Certainly I would have been fighting at the end if it hadn't been my team-mate in front of me. Our team needed desperately to bring both cars home and score this point. You have to be careful taking risks and this was not the time to attack and risk losing everything. "It is better this point stays with us rather then going somewhere else. We finished this race being competitive and this is very good." Fernandes "pissed" with Lotus hydraulics supplier LOTUS Racing was having one of its best races of the season until a double hydraulics failure brought both Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen's races to an end on laps 32 and 33 respectively, Jarno coming to a halt on track and Heikki retiring in the pit. They had been on course to beat Virgin and HRT once again, and were able to keep pace with the Toro Rossos and Williams drivers. "Heikki's was a leak from the power steering, and with Jarno we don't know as yet what the specific issue was," said chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne. "Despite that we have to keep our chins up after what was a really strong weekend from the whole team, fix these problems and move on." Lotus' hydraulics supplier is Xtrac. The problem has been bugging the team all season. It cost Trulli finishes in China and Australia, and Kovalainen in Malaysia. Team principal Tony Fernandes wasn't in Turkey but Tweeted from Malaysia: "Really, really pissed with our supplier. That was our best race." 30