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”.