Neither Lotus finished the German Grand Prix, but Heikki Kovalainen led the new teams before colliding with Pedro de la Rosa.
|Jarno Trulli||Heikki Kovalainen|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’17.583 (-0.717)||1’18.300|
|Average race lap||3’16.052 (+111.142)||1’24.909|
Very happy with a qualifying performance that saw him out-qualify his team mate by over seven tenths of a second:
I’ve had a great weekend so far. I’ve had no troubles with the car and I’ve been able to work on getting the right balance, and being comfortable with how the car feels in all the sessions.
You can see from the lap time today just how good it’s been, so I’m really happy, but obviously we always have work to do, and the satisfaction comes from putting in the work and seeing results like the lap today. Tomorrow it’s all about pushing the guys ahead and getting both cars home again, so that’s where the focus is now.
But a gearbox failure early on wrecked his race.
Was set for what could have been an exciting battle for new team honours when he collided with Pedro de la Rosa, putting him out of the race:
A disappointing end but it was just one of those things that can happen when you’re having to let cars past. It was my mistake but I didn’t see the Sauber coming.
I thought I was letting the Williams past, and didn’t see the Sauber so I closed the door and that was the end of the race. It’s a shame because I was running pretty well until then.
The stewards gave Kovalainen a reprimand for the collision.
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