A lap from the end of the race, the Lotus driver's Cosworth engine blew resulting in a few puffs of smoke from a rather small fire at the back of his car.
That, however, soon turned into a blazing inferno as Heikki Kovalainen attempted to park his car away from the race and, pardon the pun, out of the line of fire.
Once he climbed out of his car, Kovalainen grabbed a fire extinguisher and set about trying to save the chassis. It wasn't possible.
"It always looks dramatic when it (the car) is like that. I did not want to go into the pit lane with the car like that as it could have hurt a lot of people..." .
"I looked for the fire marshal on the pit straight and took the car there. There was a bit of damage but no-one got hurt and that is the man thing."