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!