Karthikeyan Relying on Weather

Jordan driver Narain Karthikeyan believes he could score a point in tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix if the weather plays in his favour

Karthikeyan Relying on Weather

Karthikeyan finished down in 17th position, but the gap to teammate Tiago Monteiro suggested the Indian could have gambled for a wet-weather set-up in case the predicted rain hit Interlagos.

"I think I had a relatively nice and clean lap," said the Indian. "It was really good to go out later in the session as the track was cleaner. I am satisfied with the balance of my car and I am very confident on our tyre choice.

"We have a good strategy for tomorrow's race so hopefully we will be able to have a good race, and maybe if the weather plays in our favour, we could be lucky to score a point."

Karthikeyan finished over 1.2 seconds behind Monteiro, who posted the 13th quickest time. The Portuguese was delighted with his effort.

"I pushed really hard and had a great lap. I love this track and since yesterday we have been improving the car," said Monteiro. "In practice this morning, we were quite close from the front runners, 1.3 seconds was the closest we have been since the beginning of the season. It was also my fastest lap of the weekend so I think it was perfect timing.

"The Bridgestone tyres warmed up very quickly and it was an advantage for my qualifying lap. We can see that with some work and evolution, the EJ15B gets better and better all the time. Now we need to keep on developing it."

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