Kovalainen: Third was the Maximum

Q: Third today - are you happy with that?

Kovalainen: Third was the Maximum

Heikki Kovalainen: Well I'm not exactly happy - of course I wanted pole - but that was the maximum I could do today. I felt the lap had no mistakes, was clean, but just not quick enough today, to be honest.

Q: You didn't seem to have any problems - the time just wasn't there.

Kovalainen: In my opinion it was one of my best qualifying laps this year, but to be half a second behind tells you we're missing something. But I think we're going to be looking okay for the race - we're always a lot stronger in the race than in qualifying, so it's not a problem really.

Q: Are the boys going to be working hard tonight to see if they can find something?

Kovalainen: No, not really - I think there's no point to work now because we know that on used tyres in the race it will be fine - well, normally it's fine! We're just missing something a little bit in the qualifying, but it's not too much.

Q: And you've shown already this year that you can win from pretty much anywhere on the grid.

Kovalainen: Yeah - it no problem that way, and we'll just see if we get a good opportunity.

Q: Or you could just make another one of your blinding starts, like in Magny Cours.

Kovalainen: Sure, but even if we get stuck behind someone I think we'll have the strategy to move up, so we're not giving up - I think we've got a good chance to fight for a win tomorrow.

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