Heikki Kovalainen

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Heikki Kovalainen
Heikki Kovalainen 2010 Malaysia.jpg
Kovalainen at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
Nationality Finland Finnish
Date of birth 19 October 1981 (1981-10-19) (age 32)
Formula One World Championship career
2011 team Team Lotus-Renault
2011 car # 20
Races 82 (81 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 1
Podiums 4
Career points 105
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 2
First race 2007 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last win 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last race 2012 British Grand Prix
2010 position 20th (0 points)

Heikki Johannes Kovalainen[1] (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 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. In 2010, he joined the new Lotus team.

Racing record[change | change source]

Career summary[change | change source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2001 Formula Renault 2000 UK Fortec Motorsport 13 2 2 3 5 243 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 25th
2002 British Formula Three Fortec Motorsport 26 5 2 3 12 257 3rd
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2003 World Series by Nissan Gabord Competición 18 1 3 1 4 134 2nd
2004 World Series by Nissan Pons Racing 18 6 10 8 11 176 1st
2005 GP2 Series Arden International 23 5 2 1 12 105 2nd
2006 Formula One Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Test driver
2007 Formula One ING Renault F1 Team 17 0 0 0 1 30 7th
2008 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 18 1 1 2 3 53 7th
2009 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 17 0 0 0 0 22 12th
2010 Formula One Lotus Racing 19 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2011 Formula One Team Lotus 11 0 0 0 0 0* 23rd*

* Season in progress.

Complete GP2 Series results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 DC Points
2005 Arden International SMR
FEA

1
SMR
SPR

3
ESP
FEA

3
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

5
EUR
FEA

1
EUR
SPR

Ret
FRA
FEA

1
FRA
SPR

3
GBR
FEA

2
GBR
SPR

3
GER
FEA

5
GER
SPR

6
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

5
TUR
FEA

10
TUR
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

1
ITA
SPR

5
BEL
FEA

15
BEL
SPR

9
BHR
FEA

3
BHR
SPR

Ret
2nd 105

Complete Formula One results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2007 ING Renault F1 Team Renault R27 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS
10
MAL
8
BHR
9
ESP
7
MON
13
CAN
4
USA
5
FRA
15
GBR
7
EUR
8
HUN
8
TUR
6
ITA
7
BEL
8
JPN
2
CHN
9
BRA
Ret
7th 30
2008 Vodafone
McLaren Mercedes
McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes FO 108V 2.4 V8 AUS
5
MAL
3
BHR
5
ESP
Ret
TUR
12
MON
8
CAN
9
FRA
4
GBR
5
GER
5
HUN
1
EUR
4
BEL
10
ITA
2
SIN
10
JPN
Ret
CHN
Ret
BRA
7
7th 53
2009 Vodafone
McLaren Mercedes
McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
CHN
5
BHR
12
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
TUR
14
GBR
Ret
GER
8
HUN
5
EUR
4
BEL
6
ITA
6
SIN
7
JPN
11
BRA
12
ABU
11
12th 22
2010 Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 BHR
15
AUS
13
MAL
Ret
CHN
14
ESP
DNS
MON
Ret
TUR
Ret
CAN
16
EUR
Ret
GBR
17
GER
Ret
HUN
14
BEL
16
ITA
18
SIN
16
JPN
12
KOR
13
BRA
18
ABU
17
20th 0
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* Season in progress.

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