Not a bad race for the Team Lotus boys today. Trulli qualified 19th and finished 18th and Kovalainen finished a place down in 20th. After a small hydraulic leak, Kovalainen struggled a little. He said: “That was a pretty tough afternoon. I had a couple of mechanical issues, with a small hydraulic leak which affected the DRS and the diff, and I think the strategy didn’t work out how we would have liked. Despite that it’s been another good weekend for the team and a two car finish was always a major goal here, but now it’s about looking forward to Spain and we’re all focusingĀ on taking a big step forward there.”

It’s only the second time that Team Lotus have had a two car finish so it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Their pace is increasing and I can see them catching the mid-field teams as the season progresses.

Bring on Spain.