Kovalainen frustrated by weather

By on Friday, August 31, 2012

Heikki Kovalainen may have had a spin in FP2 but admitted it was frustrating to be cooped up inside the garage after such a long summer break.

"It’s obviously good to be back to racing but a shame it had to start with weather like this", the Finn said. "Spa’s notorious for its weather but I can’t remember seeing it rain this hard for a long time so after today there’s really not a lot to say after most of Friday was washed out. It looks like tomorrow should be dry so I think we’ll be able to get more laps done in FP3 but with the weather in Spa you can never tell.”

Vitaly Petrov agreed with his team mate.

“First it’s really good to get the season started again and it was great to come to Spa, catch up with the team and get back into the car. Even though the weather was clearly very bad in FP1 we managed to complete a good percentage of the runplan and the car felt pretty well balanced from the first few laps", said the Russian, who told F1Zone.net on Thursday that Caterham is his first choice for 2013.

"In FP2 we were monitoring the weather throughout the session and as it progressed the rain fell harder than ever so we decided not to risk running. I made the strategy call to stay as warm as possible in the motorhome, wearing two jumpers and a couple of jackets and keeping as far away from the rain as possible!”

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