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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Finland1
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
198110194
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
202
RACESCAREER POINTS
110105
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
10

driver profile

H.Kovalainen
Having joined the new Lotus Racing team in 2009, Heikki Kovalainen finished 20th in the 2010 season and his heroic fire-fighting skills at the Singapore Grand Prix earned him the coveted title LG Moment of the Year. In 2011, he raced in the Team Lotus colours and for 2012 will remain with the Anglo-Malaysian team in its new guise of Caterham. Kovalainen made his way into in F1 in 2003 with a test debut, driving a Renault and a Minardi and in 2004, as a member of the Renault Driver Development Programme he assisted with the development of Renault's championship winning R24, adding to his growing F1 experience. In 2006, Kovalainen stepped up to the very pinnacle of motorsport, as Renault's third driver. A series of impressive displays in testing saw him achieve his primary goal, with the announcement that he had been promoted by Renault to a full-time race seat for 2007. The Finn enjoyed an excellent debut season, out-performing and out-scoring teammate Giancarlo Fisichella, becoming the second best rookie of the season, after Lewis Hamilton, with a credible seventh in the standings. These achievements did not go unnoticed with McLaren announcing Kovalainen as teammate to Hamilton for 2008 and 2009, until the announcement of his appointment to Lotus Racing. 2008 saw Kovalainen claim both his first pole position, at the British Grand Prix, and his first race win, at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he became the 100th driver to win an F1 race.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
Brazilian 25/11 20 14 0
United States 18/11 22 18 0
Abu Dhabi 04/11 18 13 0
Indian 28/10 20 18 0
Korean 14/10 19 17 0
Japanese 07/10 17 15 0
Singapore 23/09 19 15 0
Italian 09/09 17 14 0
Belgian 02/09 18 17 0
Hungarian 29/07 19 17 0
German 22/07 16 19 0
British 08/07 18 17 0
European 24/06 16 14 0
Canadian 10/06 17 18 0
Monaco 27/05 17 13 0
Spanish 13/05 19 16 0
Bahrain 22/04 16 17 0
Chinese 15/04 18 23 0
Malaysian 25/03 24 18 0
Australian 18/03 18 18 0
Brazilian 27/11 19 16 0
Abu Dhabi 13/11 17 17 0
Indian 30/10 18 14 0
Korean 16/10 19 14 0
Japanese 09/10 18 18 0
Singapore 25/09 19 16 0
Italian 11/09 20 13 0
Belgian 28/08 16 15 0
Hungarian 31/07 18 21 0
German 24/07 18 16 0
British 10/07 17 24 0
European 26/06 19 19 0
Canadian 12/06 19 23 0
Monaco 29/05 17 14 0
Spanish 22/05 15 23 0
Turkish 08/05 18 19 0
Chinese 17/04 19 16 0
Malaysian 10/04 19 15 0
Australian 27/03 19 20 0

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