Kovalainen joins McLaren

Kovalainen Renault

Finland’s Heikki Kovalainen has joined the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team as Lewis Hamilton new team-mate for the 2008 world championship.

The young Formula One rookie impressed the Woking-based outfit despite a shaky start at Renault. Heikki initially struggle to drive the R27 due to a lack of a decent balance – which in effect dented his confidence in driving.

His performances improved over the course of the season with his best-ever finish in the wet dramatic race at the Fuji Speedway, finishing behind race winner Hamilton.

By joining McLaren, Heikki has a wonderful opportunity to showcase his talent with a race-winning car. In addition, it will be fascinating to see if Lewis can handle another fast team-mate.

Pedro de la Rose remains as the third driver, with Gary Paffett staying on board as tester.

3 thoughts to “Kovalainen joins McLaren”

  1. That’s right Yas. He was racing in last Sunday’s Race of Champions at the new Wembley Stadium. He beat Michael Schumacher before (in Paris 2004)and was on course to beat the German again. Unfortunately he crashed out in spectacular style in the Aston Martin against Andy Priaulx…

  2. Nothing to see with Kovalainen I’m afraid,
    even tho I wish him best as well ^^
    But , but I thought I ‘d post a message to the only, the stimulating, the unbeatable Walking Leaf , to wish him the best to come for this new born year .
    With loads of exciting races , cheeleaders, bananas and Nintento & Apple toys : ). Plus loads of good moments, smiles, and love obvioulsy .

    Be well, take care, leaf , keep up rocking : )
    Happy New Year.

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