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Kovalainen: Caterham talks 'serious'

Heikki Kovalainen says talks with Caterham are the only serious ones he has held about 2014
Heikki Kovalainen insists that his talks with Caterham about a possible return to the F1 grid are the only serious discussions he has held.

The Finn was left without a drive this year after being replaced in the team's line-up, although he has since gone on to take part in Friday practice at a number of events.

On the back of his most recent outing at Suzuka, Kovalainen revealed that discussions with the Leafield-based team were ongoing, and he was awaiting a decision as to whether a return to a race seat was possible for next year.

"The only serious discussions have taken place with Caterham, so I'm looking forward to their decision," he told Turun Sanomat.

"It's hard to say what the chance is, but the relationship is good.”

Caterham meanwhile is set to field its other reserve driver Alexander Rossi during the first Friday session in Austin next month.




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11.10.2013- Free Practice 1, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT03, Test Driver
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19.04.2014- free practice 3, Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Caterham F1 Team CT05
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HairyLuthier

October 16, 2013 1:41 PM

Given the rate of development in F1 and how the Caterhams have always been around 3-4 seconds slower than the top cars, Would this years Caterham be as fast as the Red Bull was in 2010? It is hard to imagine them ever catching up with the rest unless they poach a top designer or luck out with a regulation change.



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