Toyota engineer joins Kovalainen at Lotus
2 February, 2010
Feb.2 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen’s race engineer for 2010 worked alongside Timo Glock at Toyota in 2010.
Finland’s Turun Sanomat said Juan Pablo Ramirez, Glock’s engineer last season, will head the engineering on Kovalainen’s car at Lotus in 2010.
“Mike Gascoyne has hired a group from Toyota, Red Bull, Renault and Force India,” Kovalainen said in an interview with the newspaper.
“A few of the faces around me are familiar,” added the former McLaren driver.
It is also believed Kovalainen, 28, will take his McLaren trainer, Petri Lehikoinen, with him to Lotus this year.