"It wasn't too bad here," Heidfeld said at the Nurburgring, "but we knew Kimi would get away a lot better."
The Grove based team conducted a bespoke test day at Silverstone prior to the event after again bogging down on the Monaco start line.
There was speculation that the drivers, perhaps Mark Webber in particular, were struggling with the FW27's system.
A spokesman told us that Webber and Heidfeld are in control of the 'first phase' of the start which is thereafter limited 'by software and ... the power/drag ratio.
"(We) attribute none of the start problems to the drivers," he insisted, "both of whom have some of the best reaction times on the grid." -GMM