Hello all. I post as “sumedh” on the main site. Great to see the forum back.
In 2007, I was impressed by Heikki. In 2008 & 2009, I started feeling that he perhaps isn’t that good. So far in 2010, he seems to have done better.
I think Heikki’s Achilles Heel is his race pace. His qualifying speed is phenomenal, but he seems unable to translate that into consistent race pace (Monza 2009, Valencia 2009 – to cite a few).
This flaw is not particularly apparent in 2010 mainly because, the Lotus is far too slow and he is paired against Jarno Trulli, another driver whose race pace has always been poor.
What Heikki needs is few long days of continuous testing to improve his race pace. Just a few good tricks more, he can get a race-seat at one of the top teams on merit!!