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Heikki Kovalainen, F1 driver


19 October 1981 (42)
Enrique Bernoldi (19 October 1978)

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1 (0.9%)
4 (3.6%)
1 ( British Grand Prix) (0.9%)
0 (0%)
1st (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix)
105 (0.9 points per race avg)
42 (0.7%)
1 (0.9%)
21 (18.8%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
2008 Hungarian Grand Prix

about Heikki Kovalainen

Heikki Johannes Kovalainen (Finnish pronunciation: [?heikki ?ko??l?inen]; born 19 October 1981) is a Finnish racing driver. He raced in Formula 1 between 2007 and 2013 for the Renault, McLaren, Team Lotus and Lotus F1 teams.

He was supported by the Renault Driver Development programme early in his racing career, during which he won the World Series by Nissan championship and finished runner-up in the GP2 series. Renault signed him on as a full-time Formula One test driver for 2006, and then promoted him to a race seat for 2007. He gained his first podium by finishing second in the Japanese Grand Prix that year.

He moved to McLaren for the 2008 season, where he partnered Lewis Hamilton. His second season saw him achieve his first pole position at Silverstone and his first victory at Hungaroring, becoming the 100th driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. He remained with the team for the 2009 season.

In 2010, he moved to the newly created Team Lotus where he also remained for 2011 and 2012, with the team renamed Caterham F1 for 2012. 2012 was his last full season in Formula One. Kovalainen competed in the last two races of the 2013 season for Lotus F1 as a short-notice stand-in for regular driver Kimi Räikkönen.

In 2015, Kovalainen moved to Japan to compete in Super GT in the GT500 class with Lexus.

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2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,

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1 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren

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1 2008 British Grand Prix round 9 McLaren

teams & teammates Heikki Kovalainen

season teammate
2007 Giancarlo Fisichella
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2008 Lewis Hamilton
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2009 Lewis Hamilton
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2010 Jarno Trulli
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2011 Jarno Trulli
Karun Chandhok
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2012 Vitaly Petrov
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2013 Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
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The former McLaren, Renault, Caterham and Lotus F1 driver announced in March that he would undergo an operation after being diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm, a medical condition that affects the arteries.As a result of the diagnosis, Kovalainen has halted any motorsport activities. The Finn had been set to defend his Japanese Rally Championship title, driving a Toyota GR Yaris Rally2 ...

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Although Kovalainen is not suffering from any symptoms and can carry on with his day-to-day life without any issues, the Finn has decided against competing in rallying until he has made a full recovery.Kovalainen was set to return to the Japanese Rally Championship in 2024 with Rally Team AICELLO, which has switched from Skoda machinery to a Toyota GR Yaris Rally2 entry this year. The 42-year-old ...

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Reflecting on his time as Hamilton?s teammate at McLaren in 2008 and 2009, Kovalainen says that he found himself always have to ?stretch? to try to match the British driver.
And he says there is no?better example of Hamilton?s belief in his own abilities than a wager he made with Kovalainen ahead of the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix.
Speaking in the latest Beyond the Grid official F1 ...

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