F1 » Crash.net's F1 2010 top ten: 9th

In at number nine in our top ten drivers of F1 2010 is a man who failed to impress last year in one of the plum seats on the grid, but shone twelve months on for newcomer Lotus - Heikki Kovalainen

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Rob01 - Unregistered

November 22, 2010 7:44 PM

Richard, are you kidding about Truli. Hekki out qualified the king of qualifying 15-3 or something like that. At times I completely forgot that either were actually driving in F1.

1010ths - Unregistered

November 22, 2010 8:25 PM

Kovalainen was not able to come even close to LH when at mclaren, so what makes anyone think he is worthy of number 9? By the way why wouldnt Mclaren have given him more or less equal treatment speed wise in order to help them in the constructors back then?

KGBVD - Unregistered

November 22, 2010 8:49 PM

@ 1010ths: the title of the article is "F1 2010 Top Ten", past seasons don't count. Respect the game.

(Btw, ideally, yes, both drivers in every team would have equal machinery for the sake of the constructors, but development doesn't work like that. The new updates go to the driver with the best chance in the drivers championship, e.g. Hamilton.)

1010ths - Unregistered

November 22, 2010 9:10 PM

I know it is for 2010 but it is unlikely he has improved a large amount since last year. Then for that matter perhaps Jarno isn't too quick either so it is hard to gauge him this year.

Heikki Fan - Unregistered

November 22, 2010 10:42 PM

I don't think it will come as any suprise to those in the know (i.e. the minority of crash posters) that Heikki was actually sandbagging massively during his time at McLaren. He deliberately drove like a snail in order to, in the long term, lull the rest of the field into thinking he was a nothing driver. He is plaing a long game. When he shows his true pace, he will lap the entire field. He is that good.

nedTed - Unregistered

November 23, 2010 10:40 AM

Heikki top ten? on what basis? what a nonsense. His season was so non-descript, if he hadn't raced no one would have noticed. this is clearly a sympathy vote.

Boss B - Unregistered

November 23, 2010 5:01 PM

At McLaren he claimed he didn't have the same spec car as Lewis. But he didn't realize he was supposed to get the same results as Lewis was doing with the old parts before being given the new updates. All teams follow that mantra so it's nothing new...except for Mercedes this year that was making new parts for Schumacher instead of Rosberg but that's a flawed exception.

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