Tag Archive: Heikki Kovalainen

Aug 25

Kovalainen to test DTM car

Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Kovalainen to be Mercedes test driver – report

Heikki Kovalainen is poised to return to formula one, according to the major Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10 The report said the 32-year-old, who was dropped by Caterham at the end of 2012, is set to sign on the dotted line of a contract to be a Mercedes test driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Toni Vilander thinks his Finnish countryman Heikki Kovalainen’s F1 career is over

Kovalainen’s F1 career is over – Vilander

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10 Having lost his Caterham seat, Kovalainen looked to be putting his career back on track when he secured the Lotus seat for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Kobayashi racing for free in F1 return

Kobayashi revealed that he will be driving for nothing this year

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01 In a last-ditch effort to move up the grid, Caterham overlooked some of the most lucrative ‘pay drivers’ for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Caterham set for Kobayashi-Ericsson in 2014 – report

Italy’s Autosprint reports that 27-year-old Kobayashi’s deal is now effectively done.

2013-03-15 - Team Caterham - Australia A returning Kamui Kobayashi looks set to join rookie Marcus Ericsson, marking a second consecutive all-new driver lineup for Caterham in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Departing Valsecchi not paid by Lotus in 2013

“I’m sure that as soon as they’ll be in a position to do so, they’ll solve their debt.”

2013-06-08_0051 As fears about Lotus’ health grow, 2013 reserve driver Davide Valsecchi has revealed he has not yet been paid by the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Caterham not ruling out Kobayashi for F1 return

Kamui Kobayashi appears imminently close to securing his return to formula one.

2013-06-09_1139 The Japanese lost his Sauber seat at the end of 2012, spending last season as a Ferrari test driver and driving a works Ferrari 458 in the Le Mans series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Kovalainen facing Christmas with uncertain future

He is already planning ahead for 2014

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 Heikki Kovalainen expects to eat his Christmas lunch without knowing if he has a formula one seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

McLaren’s Magnussen experiment could fail – Kovalainen

“It is difficult to say which one of the possibilities is the most likely”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Kevin Magnussen 00Heikki Kovalainen says there is no guarantee Kevin Magnussen will thrive at McLaren, insisting 2014 could make or break the Danish rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Kovalainen vows to be ‘more ready’ for 2014 chance

“All in all, this was a bad year” – Kovalainen

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 08Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he will have to prove he has upped his game to a potential 2014 employer. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 peers split over Vettel versus Alonso question

“They are both great drivers”

2013-11-01 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01As only a forced winter pause finally stops Sebastian Vettel’s winning streak for now, the F1 grid is divided over whether the German is really the best. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Lotus ‘risk’ turns out bad as Kovalainen star fades

“I was anticipating it would be easier to come back and race competitively”

Heikki Kovalainen - photo Lotus F1 TeamThe tumultuous 2014 ‘silly season’ is taking yet another twist, as Heikki Kovalainen’s hopes of returning full-time next year fall dramatically. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Kovalainen better now than in McLaren days

“Now with a good car, I realise I am better than I was at McLaren”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 03Heikki Kovalainen thinks he is a better driver today than when he won a grand prix for McLaren in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Kovalainen responds to Briatore criticism

“Of course it’s easy to say something when the race goes bad”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed Lotus should not have signed him. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise and late contender to drive for Lotus in 2014.

Kovalainen in the running for 2014 seat – Lotus

2013-11-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki KovalainenThe Finn, Caterham’s ‘Friday’ driver this season, was drafted into Lotus’ race lineup for Austin when countryman Kimi Raikkonen headed for early back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Losing Lotus chance ‘a huge blow’ – Valsecchi

“I’m angry to have lost out to Kovalainen”

2013-06-08_0051Michael Schumacher was among no less than seven candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Raikkonen surgery ‘went well’ – report

“Can start light exercise in 4 to 6 weeks”.

2013-03-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Kimi Raikkonen (2)Kimi Raikkonen is now recovering from successful back surgery, according to Finland’s MTV Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Kovalainen admits 2014 Caterham seat likely

“This weekend and Brazil won’t I think have a huge influence on that”

2013-06-08_0059He may be racing a black and gold car for the rest of 2013, but Heikki Kovalainen on Thursday played down suggestions he could be in the running to replace Kimi Raikkonen permanently. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

McLaren confirms Magnussen, Lotus confirms Kovalainen

Two hot rumours became formula one facts on Thursday.

Flagworld - F1McLaren was first to release its morning press release from Austin, confirming that its development junior Kevin Magnussen will replace Sergio Perez for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Heikki Kovalainen to drive for Lotus F1 Team

“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team” – Heikki Kovalainen

2013-11-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki KovalainenFinnish driver Heikki Kovalainen [32] will join Lotus F1 Team for the final two races of the 2013 season as a stand-in for regular race driver Kimi Räikkönen, who is currently undergoing back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Schumacher approached for Raikkonen’s seat

“Michael would be fit enough, but he is enjoying his new life.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungHeikki Kovalainen may only have been Lotus’ third choice as the 2013 successor for surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Lotus to announce Kovalainen as Raikkonen replacement

“Heikki has been waiting for something like this”

2013-06-08_0059 Lotus is poised to announce Heikki Kovalainen as the replacement for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Salo tells Lotus to replace Raikkonen with Kovalainen

“Valsecchi will hardly be able to do anything on a completely new track to him”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Fellow Finn Mika Salo has nominated Heikki Kovalainen as the ideal replacement at Lotus for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Neither of Caterham’s current race drivers have been confirmed for the 2014 season

Neither Caterham driver secure for 2014

2013-06-09_0715Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic, both heavily sponsored, were new to the team this season, but Caterham has struggled at times and so the experienced Heikki Kovalainen is back on the radar for a possible 2014 return. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

No more Fridays for Kovalainen in 2013

“Next season will be a totally different ball game” – Cyril Abiteboul

2013-06-08_0059Friday in Abu Dhabi was Heikki Kovalainen’s last appearance at the wheel of a Caterham in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Kovalainen admits Caterham talks ‘serious’

The 31-year-old said his future is now in Caterham’s hands.

2013-06-08_0059Heikki Kovalainen has revealed he is in “serious” talks with Caterham about returning to the F1 grid in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Villeneuve urges Sauber to consider Barrichello

“Rubens would be worth considering”

2013-08-11_1051Jacques Villeneuve has urged Sauber to think again after the Swiss team ruled out signing Rubens Barrichello for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Caterham drivers unsure over 2014 seats

“In F1 situations can change so quickly that it’s difficult to say”

2013-03-17 - Team Caterham - AustraliaCaterham’s current race drivers have admitted they are not sure if they will stay with the team beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Giedo van der Garde has not been ruled out of the running to stay at Caterham beyond 2013.

Van der Garde not excluded for 2014 stay – Fernandes

2013-06-09_1288That is the claim of team ‘supremo’ Tony Fernandes, who is keen to bring Heikki Kovalainen back into a race seat next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Kovalainen has ‘big chance’ of 2014 return – Fernandes

It is believed Charles Pic’s seat is secure for 2014

2013-06-08_0059Caterham supremo Tony Fernandes has admitted Heikki Kovalainen is in the running to return to a race seat in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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