Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hopes can finish

After last week's test at the Monza circuit Renault F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen hopes he can finish the race after a strong performance. The Finn is getting more and more comfortable at Renault as the car is improving throughout the season.

Looking ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen said: "Monza is a high-speed circuit, and it goes without saying that good top speed is essential. But I think it will be even more important to concentrate on the corner exit, so we can put the power down as soon as possible without sliding and losing time… We looked at these areas during the test and collected lots of data, which we will use to build our programme for Friday practice. We want to show once again that we are making progress, just like we did in Istanbul." Kovalainen furthermore said: "I think it is a very exciting race, because of the layout and also the atmosphere. This is a special weekend in the F1 season. The circuit is very fast, you run very light downforce and the drivers need to maintain total concentration throughout. You often see quite dramatic races here as well, and the Ferrari supporters will be out in force this weekend to cheer on their team. Our goal will be to put on a strong performance for the fans who are supporting us out in the stands too."

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