Kimi Bahrain GP Review
Step by step
The first part of the season is behind us. Our target was to improve
from what we got in first four races of 2012, and, obviously, we have
gain some better results, and, the most importantly, a few more points.
Winning and clinching podiums has given a good basis for this
championship campaign. We have not had the fastest car, but it¹s
realiable and competitive, so no complaints so far.
The Bahrain weekend showed again, how crucial it is to get a top result
in qualifying. We didn¹t have the speed for one lap, my lap was not
perfect and all in all, we dropped too many places behind the leaders.
The race itself was a matter of taking care of the tyres. I was already
on Friday thinking of two stops, and, it prooved to be the fastest way
for us in the race. It could have been a little bit easier with the
Force India, but we played it safe and I stopped quite early.
There was no way to fight for the victory against Vettel. We got second
and third place and, for sure, that was a great result for the team.
Obviously, we have work to do to keep on fighting with the top guys,
but so far, so good. I¹m quite happy with that.
Now it¹s time to move to European season, starting from Barcelona. This
is so refreshing time of the year. I don¹t like the long journeys, so
it¹s nice to be that much closer to the racing circuits from home. For
Barcelona everybody will bring new parts to their cars. It¹s going to
be interesting to see, how it turns out to be there in Friday practice.