Close final battle between Petrov and Kovalainen

By on Saturday, November 24, 2012

Caterham F1 Team

Just 0.013s separated Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Both drivers are under pressure for 2013, with Charles Pic already confirmed as a Caterham driver for next season.

"I’m very pleased with the result today", said Petrov, who finished nineteenth.

"It wasn’t quite enough to get into Q2 but in the conditions today I think we can be happy with where we ended up".

"Tomorrow’s going to be really interesting – we showed yesterday and today that the gap to the cars ahead is a bit closer here than it has been in recent races and the way the weather’s been shifting around means anything can happen in the race. I’m looking forward to it – whatever happens it’s going to be really good for the fans and I hope we can end the season positively".

Kovalainen pointed to a late error in Q1 that cost him time.

"On my final lap I made a couple of small mistakes, but apart from that I was close to getting as much as I could out of the car so now we move on to tomorrow".

"The race is going to be really tight – if the forecasts are right it will be pretty tense out there but we know what to do and we’re looking forward to it".


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