I'm 100 correct.
Kovalainen was the highest-placed of the one-fuel stop qualifiers. Kovy was 4th on the grid...ahead of the two Brawns. When the Q3 fuel loads were released, it became apparent that Kovy and the Brawns were probably best placed to fight for the win because the 3 guys ahead had been fueled shorter. The grid was:
HAM - SUT
RAI - KOV
BAR - BUT
Hamilton, Sutil and Raikkonen were going to be two-stopping. Kovalainen was, supposedly, favoured to win - or at least beat the Brawns. Instead, Kovalainen kept going backwards in an alarming fashion and his goose at McLaren was possibly cooked at that Grand Prix. They (McLarens) were left unimpressed with the Finn.
Brawns finished 1-2, Barrichello ahead of Button...and Kimi took the final podium spot when Lewis binned it into the barriers at the Lesmos on the last lap.
this was a horrible race to witness with Kovi....even I, who had high hopes for the Finn, felt sad for the guy.....