A good result for Kovalainen in qualifying was the highlight of Lotus’s weekend.
|Jarno Trulli||Heikki Kovalainen|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||2’01.491 (+0.148)||2’01.343|
|Average race lap||2’05.741 (+0.519)||2’05.222|
Had to run wide to avoid his team mate at the start. A high-speed spin at Pouhon late in the race dropped him from 15th to 19th:
At the restart I was following the other cars but obviously the visibility was very poor and I made a bit of an error on a high speed corner, touched the white line with the rear end of the car and it just slipped away from me, which meant I lost places. I continued, but then the race was over from there.
Started from 13th – the team’s best qualifying position this year – but things went wrong quickly:
I had a bit of a problem at the start when the engine bogged down, and I activated the anti-stall, but I was already being passed by the time I could get up to speed.
That left him last, but he worked his way past Sakon Yamamoto and the two Virgins. Trulli’s spin elevated him to the best of the new teams’ drivers.
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