Sauber: We made the wrong decision
7 July 2012 – Sauber drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez were left disappointed after a wrong call cost them what looked to be a promising result. Pérez set the fastest time in Q2 before the delay but choosing intermediates over wet tyres cost the Swiss team and both drivers were knocked out the session.
“We started on intermediate tyres after the break and this proved to be the wrong decision,” said Kobayashi. “I pitted and changed to rain tyres, but then I only had time for one flying lap and in the difficult conditions this wasn’t enough to improve.”
Pérez said much of the same but also mentioned the terrible visibility when being caught in traffic.
“I was driving behind Daniel Ricciardo and could hardly see anything,” said the Mexican. “It is such a shame because we clearly had the pace to fight for a top position here.”
Kobayashi will start 12th for tomorrow's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, while Pérez will line up 17th.