Heikki Kovalainen has come out in support of his former team saying that Caterham should be well able to beat Marussia with the car that they have.
The Finn made his return to the sport briefly when he ran tests for the Malaysian team in Bahrain two weeks ago, and following on from the session he had some thoughts to offer on this years edition. Firstly he reported that the car was more work than the one he drove in 2012, but also said that the car felt that it held much more speed than the team was showing.
“I could feel that the car is more difficult to drive than it was at the end of last year.” he told Sky Sports. “Of course things have changed, tyres have changed, the setup has changed as a result and mainly because of these two things the car has become a bit more difficult to drive. On the other hand I could feel there was more we could use in this car and I felt that after driving the car we should be able to beat Marussia and now with the updates coming we should be in a position to beat them.”
Rookie Jules Bianchi is the key to Marussia’s early dominance over Caterham, the Frenchman in an absolute world of his own for the first four races of this season.