Kovalainen expected strong Ferraris
McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen says he was not surprised to see an all-Ferrari front row despite his team having the set the pace through most of free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Finn was quickest of all in the wet/dry Saturday morning session, despite a spin, but simply could not reproduce that form in qualifying.
Kovalainen will line up fourth on the grid, alongside teammate Lewis Hamilton, and four tenths off pole position.
"They have been strong all this year so why not?" Kovalainen told UK broadcaster ITV when asked if was shocked by Ferrari's qualifying pace. "They certainly haven't lost any of their performance here this weekend. Surely they are very good and performing very well.
"We just couldn't get any more out of the car and the tyres today, especially the softer tyre and I just felt I couldn't get more out of it. I don't know exactly why but I need to try and find out the reasons and try again tomorrow."
These are some of the headlines:
Against all odds, it's a Ferrari lock-out in Monaco
Massa: I still can't believe this.
Massa grabs surprise Monaco pole
Hamilton surprised by Ferrari's pace
Ferrari steals Monaco pole.
The experts are wrong, and Heikki was correct with his expectation .... don't think so .... Heikki was also surprise, but he is playing post-qualification psychological games with his opponents. The same is with McLaren, they can't explain what happen with McLaren advantage in this circuit.
The question are:
Would this affect their strategy for the race? Would they begin to change it, hopping to leap pass Ferrari during the race?
During this year, McLaren strategy change on the run hasn't be a good decision.
Lets wait for the race