Renault driver Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that the new tyres have been difficult to adjust to. At this week’s testing, Kovalainen has not been near the top runners. Kovalainen has stated that his R26 lacks balance making it difficult to put in a good lap time.”With these tyres you cannot drive aggressively,” he explained. “I am braking much more carefully and I am trying not to spin the wheels out of the corners. It is my belief that these tyres will change the style of driving a lot.”
Kovalainen has also said he believes that Alonso has a chance to win the driver’s championship next season if McLaren provide him with a good car, however he thinks that the favourite is Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen.