user icon

Kovalainen: "Caterham's progress in 2012 not great"

  • Published on 03 Sep 2012 16:38
  • comments 0
  • By: Danny Sosef
The likelihood Heikki Kovalainen will stay at Caterham in 2013 was dealt a blow at Spa, when the Finn admitted to being disappointed about the team's progress this year. As is usually the case in qualifying, the Finn was the highest placed of the six drivers for the three backmarker teams on Saturday, including Marussia and HRT.

But, even without a KERS on board, Marussia's Timo Glock was only 6 tenths adrift, while Kovalainen was a massive 1.6 seconds shy of moving out of Q1.

"Our momentum has been not that great," Kovalainen is quoted by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. "Others seem to have made better steps than us, as the difference is surprisingly large," he explained.

"The fact that Marussia is coming closer to us is a bit of a worrying phenomenon. We should be well clear of them. "The update from Silverstone has either not worked, or it has not brought us enough." (GMM)

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Bahrain
18 - Mar 20
Bahrain
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia
8 - Apr 10
Australia
22 - Apr 24
Italy
6 - May 8
United States of America
20 - May 22
Spain
27 - May 29
Monaco
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan
17 - Jun 19
Canada
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom
8 - Jul 10
Austria
22 - Jul 24
France
29 - Jul 31
Hungary
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
18 - Mar 20
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
8 - Apr 10
Australia Albert Park
22 - Apr 24
6 - May 8
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
20 - May 22
27 - May 29
Monaco Monte Carlo
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
17 - Jun 19
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom Silverstone
8 - Jul 10
Austria Red Bull Ring
22 - Jul 24
France Paul Ricard
29 - Jul 31
Hungary Hungaroring
See full schedule
show sidebar