McLaren sign Heikki Kovalainen to partner Hamilton

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 

One thought on “McLaren sign Heikki Kovalainen to partner Hamilton

  1. Kovalainen is a great driver. Lewis vs Heikki will be a great pairing.

    It will be interesting how McLaren manage their two fast drivers in 2008 after the 2007 mess-up

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