• Canadian Grand Prix - FP2

Petrov hampered by pedal issues

ESPNF1 Staff
June 10, 2011 « Button expects close weekend | »
Vitaly Petrov had to play catch up during the second session © Sutton Images

Vitaly Petrov said his running on Friday morning was "frustrating" as he lost time while his throttle pedal was replaced.

Petrov had initially returned to the pits due to a radio problem which meant he was having problems communicating with the pit wall. Having got out of the car, however, Petrov then had to wait in the garage for a while as his throttle pedal was changed. He said it was annoying to miss out on running in the morning, but that he had made up for lost time in the second session.

"It was frustrating not to get many laps during the first practice session," Petrov said. "To start with, my car radio needed to be rectified, then the throttle pedal had to be replaced. With the red flag out there, my time was even more limited. However, I managed to get some good laps in the second session and found the supersoft tyres had a little more grip.

I was pleased with P2 because we achieved all that we were planning to achieve. We found a good balance with the car and did some long distance runs, so all in all I think it was a satisfying day's work. One thing we should consider is that the track will evolve over the weekend, so things can change over the next day or two."