Kimi’s column pre GP Singapore–19/09/2013
Saturday Night Fever
I’m happy that my racing career in Formula One will go on with Ferrari in 2014. Hopefully we all can now focus on this season only. There are seven race weekends left, and so we have good time to get some more good results with Lotus Team.
Now we can concentrate on getting the best we can in every single race without thinking of the championship at the same time.
Obviously, Singapore, will be the hottest of them all. It’s a really challenging race and considered as one of TOP3 Grands Prix of the calendar.
I like this night-time race weekend a lot, although I have never had a good race there in that really bumby street circuit with the lights.
We have had some good results in Monaco and I was last year in the podium in Valencia, as well. I like the street circuits, and I’m looking forward to get a TOP3 result, in Singapore, too, while that podium I have never visited before.
We have a good car for the high downforce tracks, but, obviously, to get a good result in a street circuit, you need to qualify high up to have a good race, too.
In Singapore we need to have our best shot for high grid position. That is the only way to avoid joining up the queue behind the leaders of the race.
So it will be a real Saturday night fever for us to get the best qualifying of the season at eight o’clock…