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Heikki Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen
Kovalainen at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
Personal information
NameHeikki Kovalainen
Formula One World Championship career
Races87 (86 starts)
Championships0
Wins1
Podiums4
Career points105
Pole positions1
Fastest laps2
First race2007 Australian Grand Prix
First win2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last win2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last race 
Last position20th (0 pts)
NameHeikki Kovalainen
CaptionKovalainen at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
NationalityFI Finnish
Birth Date19 October 1981(age 35)
2011 Car Number20
2011 TeamLotus-Renault
Races87 (86 starts)
Championships0
Wins1
Podiums4
Points105
Poles1
Fastest Laps2
First Race2007 Australian Grand Prix
First Win2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last Win2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last Race 
Last Season2010
Last Position20th (0 pts)

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Heikki Johannes Kovalainen (born October 19, 1981 in Suomussalmi, Finland) is a Finnish Formula One racing driver who spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons with British based team McLaren and the 2010 and 2011 seasons with Team Lotus.

He was supported by the Renault Driver Development programme early in his racing career, during which he won the World Series by Nissan championship and finished runner-up in the GP2 series. Renault signed him on as a full-time Formula One test driver for 2006, and then promoted him to a race seat for 2007. He gained his first podium by finishing second in the Japanese Grand Prix.

He moved to McLaren for the 2008 season, where he partnered Lewis Hamilton. His second season saw him achieve his first pole position at Silverstone and his first victory at Hungaroring, becoming the 100th driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. He remained with the team for the 2009 season. In 2010, he moved to Lotus Racing where he remains at for 2011 under the classic name of Team Lotus.


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