As was widely speculated in the media as well as in my previous post, ex-Renault F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen has been snapped up by McLaren-Mercedes to partner Lewis Hamilton for the 2008 season. So McLaren will have both one-year-old rookies in its team next year but given the pace of the car and the talent of both these drivers, they still can be a formidable threat. Kimi and Alonso may have the numero uno status in their team, but its not the case with McLaren and that can be a big advantage for Kovalainen – who showed us that he’s got the pace and the nerve for F1 – but it remains to be seen how his err…umm….partnership with Lewis pans out. Given McLaren’s undue fondness for the Briton.
P.S: Whats with Finnish drivers and McLaren? Keke, Mika, Kimi and now Heikki!
Reports: Formula1.com | BBC Sport | Grandprix.com
Was surprised (pleasantly, if I may say so) to see not one or two but a total of four Hollywood flicks release this Friday! PVR at Punjagutta is screening these four movies this weekend and some have already sold out for all of Saturday and Sunday! The movies that released are:
- I am Legend [IMDB] starring Will Smith
- The Contract [IMDB] starring John Cusack and Morgan Freeman
- Breach [IMDB] starring Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney
- Air Buddies [IMDB] starring five talking puppies!
Now, except I am Legend – which is releasing worldwide today itself – the remaining three have already released in the US and elsewhere but are coming to the Indian screens just this week. Predictably enough, Legend has been sold out…but I was never one to see a Sci-Fi, viral-epidemic movie on the first week itself! Different matter altogether that I’d caught Resident Evil I on its premiere . I may (just may) try out Breach. Contract sounds too huma-drama-ish whilst the other one is for kids!