F1WEEKLY PODCAST NUMBER 603 CLARK AND NASIR DISCUSS THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX AND WILL LOTUS F1 TURN THEIR BACKS ON ROMAIN GROSJEAN?
ALSO…Lotus F1 driver quotes on qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix.
Kimi Räikkönen, E20-05. Q: P5, 1:37.625. FP3: P5, 1:38.666
“Qualifying was okay and I think we did the best we could have done. We tried some different things on the car over the weekend and qualified in a reasonably good position, but of course you always want to go faster. The new exhaust system feels good; you do lose a little horsepower from it but it’s better on the aero side and you can’t get something for nothing. The gap to the cars at the front is not too much so we’ll try to do what we can tomorrow.”
Romain Grosjean, E20-03. Q: P7, 1:37.934. FP3: P4 1:38.582
“It was a bit of a strange qualifying session for me to be honest; In Q1 the car felt nowhere, in Q2 it was good, then in Q3 it wasn’t fantastic either so we need to spend some time analysing what happened. The track changed a little and the tyres felt slightly different so we need to understand that. For sure there will be a lot of attention on my start tomorrow; I know my objectives and I think we’re capable of a good result.”