Kovalainen admits uncertain future and F1 exit possible

16 November, 2012

Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1. Formula One World Championship, Rd8, European Grand Prix, Practice, Valencia, Spain, Friday 22 June 2012.Nov.16 (GMM) Caterham driver Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that it is possible that he will walk away from Formula One at the end of the season.

Although highly rated, the Finn could be dropped by Caterham for 2013, due to the team dropping outside the lucrative top ten places in the constructors’ championship.

It is believed that the Tony Fernandes-led team is considering replacing him with the well sponsored Dutch driver, Giedo van der Garde.

Kovalainen, 31, ruled out keeping his F1 dream alive by turning to a test driver position.

“If I am not a racing driver, I will do something totally different,” he is quoted by rtl.nl.

“I have a few ideas but I haven’t really thought about it,” admitted Kovalainen.

“Apart from F1, there is little that interests me, not even sports cars.

“DTM? No. America? No. Rally is really the only thing that interests me, but we have seen how difficult that is,” he said.

Rtl.nl claims that if Kovalainen finishes outside the top ten in both Austin and Brazil, he will beat Italian Piercarlo Ghinzani’s record for the most consecutive grands prix without scoring a point.

“Of course I would prefer the record for the most number of points consecutively, but it is what it is,” said Kovalainen.

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  • Steve Maximus

    The guy has hardly outperformed his low rated team mate Petrov. He was terrible at McLaren. Who rates this guy highly other than a few journalists?

  • Megatron

    and himself ;)

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