We're just not fast enough, says Heidfeld
28 May 2011 – Nick Heidfeld admits that neither car problems nor traffic caused his lack of pace in Monte Carlo on Saturday. After managing a best lap time four tenths of a second slower than Renault team-mate Vitaly Petrov, the German was 16th fastest.
“There were no problems with the car and I did have clear laps but obviously we weren’t as fast as we want to be,” Heidfeld said. “After Thursday’s running we knew we still had work to do, but I thought we would be able to make it into the top ten.
“Unlike in Barcelona, there won’t be much overtaking here because of the nature of the track, but we will be pushing hard. Maybe if we use KERS in an unconventional way - where the driver in front has not expected it - there will be an opportunity, but it certainly won’t be like the last race.
“Of course, anything can happen with safety cars and other cars not finishing so it’s important that we finish and push as hard as we possibly can.”