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GP Week : Issue 188
kimi Raikkonen – lotus Qualifying one position behind teammate Romain Grosjean in eighth was a missed opportunity for Raikkonen, who on long runs appeared to be a match for the Red Bulls. But a poor start left the Finn mired in tenth, fighting off the McLaren of Sergio Perez. A fight back to his original starting position via a late-braking move on Nico Hulkenberg at Les Combes earned the Lotus driver a stern caution from his engineer to watch his front brake bias. Dismissing the warning, Raikkonen’s pace improved with an ever decreasing fuel load, but it proved to be a false amnesty; with the Lotus’ brakes failing whilst attempting to pass Felipe Massa at the Bus Stop Chicane on lap 26. The retirement ended Raikkonen’s 30-race consecutive points finish record. Paul di Resta – Force India Qualifying fifth when a pole was in the offing may not have dampened Paul di Resta’s spirits, but his subsequent drop to eleventh and being leap-frogged by teammate Adrian Sutil certainly would have. The Scot finally managed to inch ahead of Sutil and was engaged in a breathtaking three-way dice with his teammate and the McLaren of Sergio Perez before an innocuous dice at the final chicane ended his race. As Esteban Gutierrez forced the Williams of Pastor Maldonado offline, the Venezuelan driver took a wide exit and tagged the rear of di Resta’s car, forcing him into retirement. charles Pic – caterham After qualifying dead last when teammate van der Garde rolled the dice on slicks, Charles Pic would face the ignominy of starting eight positions behind than his (still) less fancied teammate. After making little for ward progress at the race start, Pic was able to make up one position at the expense of Max Chilton sliding down the order. But the Caterham driver was the first man out Sunday’s race, retiring on lap 10 with an oil leak. It was the second retirement this season for the young Frenchman. Down and out at Spa- Francorchamps 35 GPWEEK.com // 35 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: F1 >>> BELGIUM