Heikki Kovalainen became the 100th driver to win a Grand Prix in the Hungarian round of the championship. The win fell into his lap after a heartbreaking failure for Felipe Massa late in the race. Massa had grabbed the lead by the scruff of the neck with an excellent start and held onto the lead … Continue reading Heikki Kovalainen lucks in to maiden win
Heikki Kovalainen gave a revealing assessment of his performance in the British Grand Prix: I just struggled with my rear tyres all the way through the race, to be honest. They were going away and I was damaging them excessively. The car control became difficult and I had to slow down. This was the reason … Continue reading Kovalainen, Hamilton and tyre wear
McLaren found themselves staring at an open goal in qualifying at Silverstone but it was Heikki Kovalainen who took pole position as Lewis Hamilton slumped to fourth after a mistake. Joining Kovalainen on the front row is not a Ferrari but a Red Bull – Mark Webber driving an excellent lap to take second. Kimi … Continue reading 2008 British Grand Prix qualifying: First pole for Kovalainen as Hamilton stumbles
Heikki Kovalainen has been given a five-place grid penalty for delaying Mark Webber during qualifying, as was speculated here during the Live Blog. Kovalainen held up Webber during Q2 although it did not prevent the Red Bull driver from reaching the final part of qualifying.
Heikki Kovalainen must be an early candidate for ‘unluckiest driver of the year’. OK, he’s not had Sebastian Vettel’s Series of Unfortunate Events, but he has had some rotten fortune: Australia – Strategy ruined by safety car Malaysia – Docked five places on grid Spain – Crashed heavily after car failure Turkey – Suffered puncture … Continue reading Monaco GP preview: Heikki Kovalainen
Heikki Kovalainen’s crash in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday was another major escape for F1. It came less than twelve months after Robert Kubica survived an accident of immense violence in last year’s Canadian Grand Prix. (See here for video of the Kovalainen crash). Although the lightness of the injuries to both drivers is … Continue reading How Formula 1 can improve safety following the Heikki Kovalainen crash
Heikki Kovalainen was involved in a a heavy impact on lap 23 of the Spanish Grand Prix. Kovalainen waved and gave a thumbs-up to the crowd after being taken from the scene on a stretcher.
Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen have been summoned to appear before the Malaysian Grand Prix stewards to answer questions about why they apparently delayed BMW’s Nick Heidfeld and Renault’s Fernando Alonso on their final qualifying laps. The penalty for delaying other drivers in qualifying is typically five grid places – which would move the back … Continue reading Video: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen investigated over blocking
The inter-team battle between the McLaren drivers at Melbourne was spoiled by the appearance of the safety car. Instead of challenging Lewis Hamilton for the lead, team mate Heikki Kovalainen ended up scrapping for fourth place with Fernando Alonso. Will we see that battle re-joined in Sepang?
Heikki Kovalainen will be confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s team mate at McLaren for 2008 according to today’s Times.
Lewis Hamilton has named the three drivers he thinks is most likely to be offered the seat alongside him at McLaren next season. Ashed who would drive alongside him next year Hamilton said: “[Nico] Rosberg, [Adrian] Sutil or [Heikki] Kovalainen. The most important thing is that he is a team player.” The trio from Williams, … Continue reading Kovalainen, Rosberg and Sutil in running for ’08 McLaren drive