Kimi Raikkonen will compete in the race for the Singapore Grand Prix, despite the pain caused by a pinched nerve in his back. The Lotus racer will start the race from thirteenth place, as he had difficulty in qualifying due to pain and was eliminated in the second part. The Enston team had already considered before the qualifiers that Finca, whose problems were the result of a crash in tests in France in 2001, would be replaced by reserve racer Davide Valsecchi.
“Already in the morning the pain was unbearable,” Raikkonen said of his performance in the third free practice. “I couldn’t drive at full speed at all, so we didn’t even make all the preparations we wanted. Fortunately, we will at least be able to compete in the race. I will be at the start of the race tomorrow, and then we will see how it goes. ”
Romain Grosjean was the leader of the Lotus attack. The Frenchman managed to overtake Mark Webber by starting the race from third place next to Nico Rosberg.
“The car was good today,” said Grosjean, who had problems with the car’s steering column on Friday. “We weren’t as fast in the first half as we expected, but the team came up with good tactics for two quick laps in the second half. It is good to be in the lead at the start of this race, ”commented Grosjean on the qualification.
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