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Heikki Kovalainen rejoins the Caterham F1 Team - but only in a reserve driver role

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April 17, 2013 9:36 AM
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Good move.

Suspect he's been brought back as they don't trust the driver feedback, he's quicker than both drivers so they'd do well to drop one.

QPR and flash arry are busy bankrupting Tony so not sure he can afford to drop a pay driver though :p

Vamsi - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 9:59 AM

Finally Caterham has come to a conclusion that they made a mistake by not choosing Kovalainen as their lead driver and they paid for that.
Newbie Pay drivers not equal to 6+ exp F1 driver, neither in terms of speed nor in development nor in race trims.

Good to see you back Hekki.! :)


April 17, 2013 10:21 AM

caterham have lost the plot. bringing kovi in as reserve driver seems to make sense, but i would imagine that vdg in particular, brought money on the basis that he would drive for a year, so kovi probably would not get the chance of a drive. i doubt that outings in fp1 will give much time for kovi to have any input, and even when he was drivig last year, they still went backwards.
kovi deserves far better than this.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 3:33 PM

Erm is this the same Heikki that was an embarrasment at Mclaren and Renault? Wasn't his debut at Melbourne so poor that his then team boss Flavio was so furious he bit his tongue but called it merely 'rubbish', also is this the same Kovalainen that only won 1 race in a championship winning car and even then that was because Massa and Hamilton blew an engine and tyre respectively. I also remember the amateur drive at Monza 2008 where he should have creamed an 20yr old Vettel but instead the Torro Rosso pulled away from him in the tunes of a second a lap, and finally remind me who actually got the best result for Caterham last season at Brazil to gain that crucial cash for the team? All of a sudden everyone likes him? Why? Because he was so awful and humble to Hamilton?


April 17, 2013 4:43 PM

tealeaf. he was also the same kovi that had to demur to lulu , and also was denied the new upgrades as they were put on the lead car. he was shafted by macca.

trueteller. kovis win in roc was EARNED.

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