Nov 16

Kovalainen admits F1 exit possible

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted it is possible he will walk away from formula one at the end of the season.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 022012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 04Although highly rated, the Finn could be dropped by Caterham for 2013, due to the team dropping outside the lucrative top ten places in the constructors’ championship. It is believed the Tony Fernandes-led team is considering replacing him with the sponsored Dutch driver, Giedo van der Garde.

Kovalainen, 31, ruled out keeping his F1 dream alive by turning to a test driver position.

“If I am not a racing driver, I will do something totally different,” he is quoted by rtl.nl.

“I have a few ideas but I haven’t really thought about it,” admitted Kovalainen.

“Apart from formula one, there is little that interests me, not even sports cars.

“DTM?  No.  America?  No.  Rally is really the only thing that interests me, but we have seen how difficult that is,” he said.

Rtl.nl claims that if Kovalainen finishes outside the top ten in both Austin and Brazil, he will beat Italian Piercarlo Ghinzani’s record for the most consecutive grands prix without scoring a point.

“Of course I would prefer the record for the most number of points consecutively, but it is what it is,” said Kovalainen.

source: GMM