Heikki Kovalainen believes that his performances in 2012 have made the uncertainty surrounding his future surprising.
The Finn enjoyed a consistent season with Caterham, but was unable to challenge for points.
It looks as if the green and gold team will take on a pay-driver next term, having already announced the arrival of Charles Pic.
Kovalainen believes that this will rule him out of a drive:
“Of course we’re working flat out to see if we can do something about it, but the problem is the results that I’ve had over these last two or three years have not been enough to get in a top car, and then the average teams are in a situation now where they have to take pay drivers, and that rules out the second half of the grid,” he told Autosport.
“It’s a tricky situation that I’m in now, although people say you’ve driven well, you’ve done a good job, the fact is that 15th or 16th or 17th on paper that is not as good as someone who’s been sixth or seventh or eighth.
“It was slightly surprising, I thought after last season and the last couple of years I thought I’d be in a better position on the market.”
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