Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

No big surprises for Kovalainen

2013-11-22 19:24:00

 RSS

Share:

No big surprises for Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen believes there is more to come from Lotus after a "challenging" Friday in Brazil...

Heikki Kovalainen believes there is more to come from Lotus after a "challenging" Friday in Brazil.


Filling in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen in the season finale, Kovalainen showed some solid pace in the rain in the afternoon's session.

The Finnish driver brought his car home in fourth place with a 1:28.129, which put him 0.823s behind pace-setter Nico Rosberg.

It was meant he finished 0.762s quicker than Romain Grosjean.

"Obviously, it was challenging conditions but it was good for me to get the experience in the wet weather," said Kovalainen.

"There were no big surprises and the car was behaving quite well. It was a little bit trickier than driving in the dry, but we expected this.

"That said, I think the team have made good progress in this area as it wasn't too difficult to drive.

"There are still a couple of areas where we can improve on, and whether we have valid information for tomorrow's weather we don't know yet."

Related Links
That Is Two From Two For Rosberg
Friday's Action From Interlagos

The sun rises as Raikkonen puts in his first lap of the morning

Editor's Picks

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

The Driving Seat And Win

The Driving Seat And Win

Force India have just launched a pretty awesome chair as part of their upcycled F1 range with our friends at Memento Exclusives...