Q & A with Heikki Kovalainen

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Q & A with Heikki Kovalainen

Q. You're back from a month away - did you get up to much?

HK: Not really - we had a couple of days of testing in the middle and then I went to America as the reserve driver for Renault, although to be honest there wasn't that much exciting for me to do there, just watching everything, and it was a shame what happened there. And then at the beginning of this week I've done three days with the Renault guys doing some training in England, and I also did a day of testing with Renault as well. So not much, and it's nice to be back racing - it's always a bit boring when I'm not doing much.

Q. Not much - you got to be the reserve driver for Renault, which is pretty good!

HK: Yeah - it was nice to be with the team all the time, with the drivers to see how they set up their cars, how they talk with the engineers and the team all the time - there's always something I can learn from that, although I've seen Formula One races before. Obviously it's a good thing, because they wouldn't just give that job to anybody, so I guess that all the testing (with Renault) has obviously been successful.

Q. And of course you tested with GP2 - how did that go for you?

HK: Very good - I'm quite happy with how it went. We were just concentrating on a few things that we might need a bit later this year, and I think we were very happy with it - we were not the quickest on any of the days, but we've never been quickest in Ricard and we are still winning races, so that was not the point! We were looking for some other things, and I think we should be in good shape.

Q. And you've got eight races coming up this month ...

HK: Yeah, it's an important month of course, with so many races in a short amount of time, but I prefer it that way - it's nicer to get to race on a regular basis, and of course I hope to win as much as possible, although so does everybody, so we'll see. The aim is to do as well as possible, to avoid mistakes and to stay on track, and if everything goes more or less normally then there's no reason why we shouldn't be winning races.

 

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