Kimi’s Column pre GP Gran Bretagna–26/06/2013
The race of the season
It¹s always really nice to start practise in Silverstone. It¹s a circuit, where you really enjoy driving a Formula One car. The flowing nature of the real fast lap gives always something extra for the driver.
Obviously, this is the most important race weekend for the team. It¹s our home race, while the factory is near-by, and the Enstone people with their families can come and enjoy the atmosphere with us.
All we want is to give a good show and I have a good feeling, we should be able to fight in the front after a couple of not that strong races.
At least, the hopes are high. We have some interesting new parts for the car. Hopefully we will get good weather to test them properly on Friday. If everything goes well, we should have a competitive car for Silverstone-type of a circuit.
We were strong in Barcelona, and Silverstone should suit us as well as the the Spanish track.
It¹s time to stop losing ground to the leaders. We have lost 40 points to them in the last two races. That just shows, how quickly things can change in the modern F1. But the main focus now is to get back closer the front. We have had our share of poor results, so I suppose, that will happen to all of us, sooner or later during the season.
We have to be ready to attack, if the leaders have their share of problems. All in all, we have to patient, do our best – and start getting podiums again.