Heikki Kovalainen

  • Kovalainen replaces Raikkonen for last two F1 races November 14, 2013

    Paris: Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen will replace countryman Kimi Raikkonen and race for Lotus in the final two races of the season. Raikkonen will miss the United States Grand Prix and Brazilian GP to undergo back surgery. He is joining Ferrari next season. The 32-year-old Kovalainen has raced in 109 GPs for...
  • Heikki Kovalainen returns to Caterham as reserve driver April 17, 2013

    Bahrain: Finnish racing driver Heikki Kovalainen has returned to Caterham and will drive for the Formula 1 team in the first practice sessions in Bahrain and Spain. Kovalainen is rejoining the team as one of the two reserve drivers, alongside Alexander Rossi who moves to Caterham Racing to compete in the...
  • Crazy that Kovalainen not in F1, says Hamilton February 5, 2013

    Jerez: Heikki Kovalainen deserved to stay in Formula One and Caterham were 'crazy' to discard him, according to the Finn's former team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The two friends were together at McLaren in 2008, when the Briton won his world championship, and in 2009 before Kovalainen moved to new entrants Lotus...
  • Kovalainen excited at the prospect of Indian GP October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Finnish Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen said he is excited to race at the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit Sunday. "It is our second time racing in India. I am excited about getting back there," Kovalainen was quoted as saying on the Formula 1 web site. "Last...
  • Ferrari say will not block Schumacher deal March 26, 2010

    Rome: Ferrari will not stand in Michael Schumacher's way if the seven-times Formula One world champion decides to come out of retirement and race for Mercedes, president Luca di Montezemolo told Reuters on Monday. The 40-year-old German has worked as a consultant for the Italian team since retiring at the end...
  • Kovalainen wins Hungarian Grand Prix August 4, 2008

    Budapest: Car problems cost Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen his first F1 victory at the expense of the leading drivers. Kovalainen became the 100th different Formula One driver to win a GP, though it came after Massa's Ferrari engine blew with...
  • McLaren's Kovalainen takes pole at Silverstone July 6, 2008

    Silverstone: McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen seized the first pole position of his Formula One career at the British Grand Prix on Saturday after lapping more than half a second quicker than his rivals. The 26-year-old Finn roared around the former World War Two airfield in one minute 21.049 seconds, with Australian Mark...
  • Equal chance for teams at Monaco GP June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Formula One's (F1) wonder debutant Lewis Hamilton has happy memories of Monaco having won there in GP2 and F3 before he stepped into the big league. Hamilton would love to win at Monaco this weekend where the history, the spectacle of the event and the glamour makes the Grand...