Kovalainen owns up to first lap mistake

Heikki Kovalainen admits he was to blame for spinning off on the opening lap of the rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Finn made a good start vaulting up into eleventh place from fourteenth on the grid, but he lost control of his MP4-24 on the entry to Turn 5 and buried his car in the gravel trap.

“My start was okay,” he said. “I was taking it quite carefully and was trying to slot in behind Lewis, then I just lost the rear and spun out. It was my mistake. Game over.”