| Source: lotusf1team.com |
A day of setup improvement seeking for our Finn at the Buddh International Circuit resulted in a much more satisfied Iceman heading into tomorrow’s qualifying lottery; here’s his view on events…
Q: HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR DAY?
KR: It was a pretty normal Friday for us. We kept trying to find improvements in the car. We had some problems in the morning, and I flat spotted a hard tyre on my first run in the afternoon so I couldn’t really use it much as I couldn’t see when running in a straight line after that. Just normal Friday things really; we’ll look at everything and try to make the car better for tomorrow now.
Q: DID YOU FIND ANY IMPROVEMENTS TODAY?
KR: Yes, the car’s better than it started the day but it’s still not completely the way we want it and I have a few issues with the front end. We’d like to change a few things that you can’t now because of the latest rules for how you can use the tyres with camber and pressures, so we’re looking at different ways of changing the set-up to get what I want from the car. I’m not too worried about it today and I’m sure I could have gone faster; if I can’t get it as I want I’ll just try and live with it.
Q: THERE’S BEEN QUITE A BIT OF TALK ABOUT TYRE BLISTERING TODAY – ANY DRAMAS FOR YOU?
KR: We had some blistering on the soft tyres but we changed the set-up and it made things better.
Q: HOW WELL DO YOU THINK YOU CAN QUALIFY TOMORROW?
KR: I’m sure we can do better than in the last few races where I made a few mistakes; some of those because the car’s not easy to drive as it’s not exactly as I want it. Let’s see tomorrow.