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Heikki Kovalainen has been cleared to take part in this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix. As the Finn lost consciousness as a result of his crash at the Spanish GP he faced a fitness test this morning in Turkey ahead of the fifth round of the championship. McLaren have built up a spare tub for his use this weekend while test driver Pedro de la Rosa was ready to step in if required. "I am obviously very pleased with the decision by the FIA Medical Team," Kovalainen said "My preparation for this weekend has gone well and we have done a lot of fitness training. Obviously a big thumbs up for all the FIA safety standards and the guys in Spain who worked hard to get me out of the car safely.""I think the accident probably looked worse than it was for me. I had a little headache but was back in training almost immediately. I now look forward to the rest of the weekend and the rest of the season."
What a Race! results and some more pics of Heikki below the cut for those of you who are waiting for the re-run and don't want to be spoilt. ( Read more...Collapse )
qualifying results under the cut as well as some more pretty pictures... ( Read more...Collapse )
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Lets hope it goes better than the last race!( Read more...Collapse )As with last time i shall try and update daily with pictures and interviews etc however I shall be going home to my parents for the Easter weekend so there might be a slight delay in getting things up...
The Renault rookie accepts that the tirade (from Briatore)was justified."My first grand prix was a disaster. The whole race was a bit of a mess and I'm going to try to forget it as quickly as possible," Kovalainen said in his BBC Sport column."It was a shame it happened on my debut. It would have been better to kick off my season with a better performance, but everything went wrong from the start to the end."My team boss Flavio Briatore did not mince his words afterwards, in private or public, but that's completely normal."Everyone was disappointed. I wasn't expecting anyone to say, "Well done", or "It's part of the learning curve.""I understand their frustration. I am more disappointed than anyone, but I'm not going to let my head go down and be sad about it."I have learned enough as a test driver to do a lot better job than I did in Melbourne but unfortunately there were too many mistakes that cost me time."
Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that his F1 debut in the Australian GP was an utterly dismal affair.( Read more...Collapse )
Qualification results behind the cut because i appreciate with timezones and stuff not everyone gets up at 2am in the morning to watch it live!( Read more...Collapse )
Hey people...more pictures. mostly from todays free practice where it looks like our boy went off the track at some point....( Read more...Collapse )
Heikki was one of the drivers in the Friday Press Conference alongside Hamilton, Button, Webber and Raikkonen Links to transcripts below:http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/16032007/13/friday-press-conference-melbourne-part.htmlhttp://uk.sports.yahoo.com/16032007/13/friday-press-conference-melbourne-part-ii.html
Will try and update with pictures as they turn up although am kinda busy this weekend.... ( Read more...Collapse )
Kovalainen ready to push to the limitMon 12 Mar, 12:29 PM( Read more...Collapse )
Q&A: KovalainenFriday 9th March 2007 Renault rookie Heikki Kovalainen is all set to begin his F1 career at the Australian Grand Prix next Sunday... ( Read more...Collapse )
Renault rookie Kovalainen crashes in BahrainTue 27 Feb, 11:17 AMLONDON (Reuters) - Renault rookie Heikki Kovalainen escaped unhurt from a 200kph crash in Formula One testing in Bahrain on Tuesday. A spokesman for the world champions said the Finn had smashed into the barriers on the exit to turn seven at the desert circuit. The cause of the accident was being investigated. Bahrain is hosting the final official pre-season test before the season kicks off in Australia on March 18. The team said Kovalainen, who has replaced Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso in the Renault line-up alongside Italian Giancarlo Fisichella, would not be testing again on Tuesday. However the car, which suffered heavy damage to the rear right bodywork, was expected to be repaired overnight.
Heikki made it onto the BBC Top Gear programe last night. well a picture of him did...with the rest of the Renault F1 boys but Heikki was the reason it was shown because..erm..well he looked a little shall we say "over excited" by the car he was stood next too!highly amusing. If anyone can get a hold of the clip let me know. would be most grateful!
A couple of pictures..nothing particularily new. but hey he's pretty enough i'm sure you all don't mind seeing pictures repeated a second time ;-)( Read more...Collapse )ohh and i've only just stumbled accross this Q&A with Heikki on F1Racing.Net (i'm still very behind on all sorts of internet type stuff)and as theres not alot happening at the moment, except for testing, I see it's silly season with people trying to predict who will win the WDC next year. Apparently Heikki has the same percentage of the vote as Mika Hakkienen(sp?) which is amusing...and also more than Fisi got! oh-er
Day One:1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:17.1742. Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, 1:17.4563. Luca Badoer, Ferrari, 1:17.5464. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 1:17.6515. Rubens Barrichello, Honda, 1:17.9326. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 1:18.2417. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 1:18.5198. James Rossiter, Honda, 1:18.5269. Alexander Wurz, Williams, 1:18.69110. Nelson Piquet Jr, Renault, 1:18.84811. Anthony Davidson, Super Aguri, 1:19.11212. Heikki Kovalainen, Renault, 1:19.18813. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Toro Rosso, 1:19.21614. Scott Speed, Toro Rosso, 1:19.38015. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 1:19.43916. David Coulthard, Red Bull, 1:19.692from heikki´s blogHeikki has been doing some extra testing… of helmets! Comfort and visibility matter to a driver, in terms of performance and also safety, and seeing them go through the process of choosing a helmet is reminiscent of watching a fussy society lady picking a balldress in a department store! The shape of the helmet, and the driver’s seating position while wearing it, modify the airflow into the engine airbox – and that’s why these tests really matter when it comes to choosing the definitive helmet design for the season ahead…