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Contrary to previous plans, Heikki Kovalainen remained at the wheel of chassis R27-06 in order to complete the evaluation of aerodynamic components begun yesterday. He endured an interrupted day in the hot conditions, with a delay to the programme this morning following a gearbox problem, and an unscheduled engine change this afternoon.
In spite of this, and thanks to the hard work of the mechanics, he was...Read Full Story
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Renault's chief engineer Alan Permane says that Heikki Kovalainen is now living up to the expectations that the team had of him.
The Finn had a shaky start to his debut season - and with fellow newcomer Lewis Hamilton raising the bar for rookies, Kovalainen was under pressure to raise his game.
But Kovalainen has shown better form since coming from last to fourth in Canada, and Permane is delighted with his turnaround...Read Full Story
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Heikki Kovalainen says he is still waiting to have a completely trouble-free grand prix weekend and show both his and Renault's full potential.
In an interview on Renault's official podcast, the Finnish rookie said he was looking forward to the first time that everything came together in one weekend.
"It's very competitive in Formula 1 and you've got to be really on the top of your game to do well," Kovalainen said.
"It...Read Full Story
Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2007/6/6343.html ---After gleaning nine points from the last two Grands Prix, Heikki Kovalainen’s slow start to the season seems to be firmly behind him. Here, Kovalainen considers how his strong results in North America have affected his confidence and looks ahead to this weekend’s race at Magny-Cours… Q: Heikki, two strong races in North America and a positive test in Silverstone last week… things seem to be coming together for you at the...Read Full Story
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Renault's Heikki Kovalainen will drop ten places on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix after a rare engine failure in Saturday's final practice.
Kovalainen's misfortune brought practice to a halt for over 15 minutes after oil dropped from his R27 covered a large section of Montreal's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.
The Finn now faces an uphill battle in qualifying if he is to achieve a grid slot sufficient to keep him in...Read Full Story
Heikki Kovalainen is a racing driver, born October 19, 1981 in Suomussalmi, Finland. He is the second race driver for Formula 1 world champions Renault having occupied the role of third driver since 2005. -- source www.wikipedia.org