Lotus-Renault driver Vitaly Petrov confident ahead of 2011 Korean Grand Prix – Formula 1 news

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Lotus-Renault driver Vitaly Petrov confident ahead of 2011 Korean Grand Prix – Formula 1 news
Renault driver Vitaly Petrov is confident ahead of the 2011 Korean Grand Prix, which will start from Friday, October 14 at the Korea International Circuit.
Petrov said that he has momentum and confidence behind him, but he is sure the 2011 Korean race will be a different proposition to Suzuka.
The Russian driver talked to the media and stated that he is satisfied with how he drove throughout the 2011 Japanese race weekend recently.
He added that he was happy with his R31 car’s pace in the FP1, FP2 and final Practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix. In addition, he mentioned that he was pleased with his qualifying round results, as he managed a respectable position for Sunday’s race.
Talking to reporters, Petrov commented, “Did I capitalise on the grid position I had? Not as much as I would have liked, no. I thought I could have been in the hunt for seventh or eighth, but our strategy played out reasonably in the end. It was evidence
again that our car adapts well to the faster circuits.”
The Enstone-based outfit driver had a good time at the Suzuka circuit last weekend. After the Practice sessions, he managed a 10th position in the qualifying round for the Japanese Grand Prix.
After battling it out with the rivals, Petrov came at the ninth position ahead of Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg, who ended up in the tenth spot.
The 27-year-old driver further added that he really enjoyed the last moments of the race, when he switched to soft tyres by Pirelli. The Renault driver overtook many cars during the closing laps of the race on the soft compounds.
He went on to mention, “I think they were crucial. Extending our lead (in fifth place) was target number one last weekend, and we achieved that so we can have no complaints from that perspective. We will collectively put our thinking caps on again to see
how we can get the most from the weekend.”
Let’s see how Petrov manages the 2011 Korean Grand Prix this weekend following his positive Japanese race.



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