Caterham and Kovalainen: A final fling?

Caterham and Kovalainen: A final fling?

Heikki Kovalainen has spent the last two years doing his utmost to haul his car into the F1 midfield. As Sam Tremayne found out, if Caterham can't give him the car to do just that this year, it may struggle to retain the highly-rated Finn.

"How good can I be? Well, I feel I am reaching my prime now. I am massively hungry for success and really motivated to test myself against the best guys who are winning at the moment. That's probably the best way of really answering that question…"

Its probably fair to say Heikki Kovalainen hasn't followed the most conventional path since arriving in Formula 1. A runner-up in GP2 in 2005, he became Renault's full-time test driver in 2006 and graduated into a race seat the following season. A year later and he was at McLaren, and 11 races in he was stood on the top step of the Hungaroring podium.

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