Japanese Grand Prix View
caterhamf1.com 2012.10.01. 20:18
Heikki Kovalainen, car 20, chassis CT01-#03: "Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: "I stayed in Singapore for a couple of days after the race before heading back to Europe to spend a couple of days at home and then do a session in the simulator before going to Japan.
"Suzuka is one of the races everybody looks forward to and I'm no different. It's a proper track, exactly the sort of circuit you want to drive F1 cars on as it has everything - high speed corners where you can really feel the downforce working, medium speed sections where it's all about car balance and some of the most passionate fans in the world.
"For me the best bit of the track is in sector one, from T1 to T7. You go into T1 and T2 at high speed and if you're not fully committed you can lose a lot of time right at the start of the lap. Out of T2 the track is positively cambered and you can really lean on the car as you go into T3. From there, right through to T7 if the car is well balanced the whole section seems to flow. It's a great feeling when you get it right, but get it wrong and you lose a lot of time."