Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

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Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by AzShadow » 14 Dec 2007, 15:34

http://www.mclaren.com/latestnews/press ... article=62

Will he do better than Alonso this season? I hope for another 1999, this time full season :wink:

The length of the contract?

26-year-old Heikki, who made his Formula 1 race debut last year with Renault, joins the team on a long-term contract and will commence his on-track programme in early January.


Go beat 'em, Heikki!
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by Lilellatho » 14 Dec 2007, 15:46

Yessssss!!!! !yahoo: !yahoo: I'm so happy for Heikki. !grin! He truly deserves that seat and hopefully he will have a decent chance to fight for wins next year and that he will be allowed to show what he's got (pun intended :roll:: )

At least he will be the one decent thing McLaren will have going for them next year $peace

"As a Finn it's an honour for me to follow in Mika and Kimi's footsteps.". Awww :$
Well, Finns have always done great things at McLaren so here's for another example of that! :T:@

Go Heikki!!! Show them how it's really done! :T:@

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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by Zack » 14 Dec 2007, 16:08

I think he choose the best option but lewis will have edge on him $peace

FIA action can't prevent Mclaren from using Ferrari's IP so they will be strong team. :p
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by HandoZiZle » 14 Dec 2007, 16:24

I think Mclaren will be much better for Kovalainen compared to Renault. I can finally cheer for Mclaren again now @Beer
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by newtrex » 14 Dec 2007, 16:26

wonderful news...

I am so happy for him... Hope that McLaren is as good as this year...
so Hekki will be very good...
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by color » 14 Dec 2007, 17:03

Good news.
I've never been a McLaren fan, but Kovy is such a good driver and a nice person.
It would be such a waste not to see him in 2008.

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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by iceman1 » 14 Dec 2007, 17:58

Good choice,Two very exciting quick drivers at McLaren!
Ron Dennis sure does love his Finn :@:2

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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by megasyxx » 14 Dec 2007, 18:26

Macca really love 'em Finnish drivers :@:2 !grin! :@:2 !grin!
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by maltafan » 14 Dec 2007, 19:11

It's a positive move for both of them. Heikki has a seat capable of helping him earn podiums and wins, while McLaren have found a driver who could earn points and help his team mate earn more.
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by metalhead188 » 14 Dec 2007, 23:32

he deserved it after his own spectacular rookie season....

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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by ferrarifanman » 15 Dec 2007, 01:08

I like Heikki. Good for him on getting the drive... a nice person always talkative. Hope he gets a few wins in next season and gives Lewis a run for his money.

Hope he can get a world title sometime in the future too :)
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by maltafan » 15 Dec 2007, 14:17

metalhead188 wrote:he deserved it after his own spectacular rookie season....


taking into consideration that he started on the wrong foot, with a number of mistakes in Australia and in the next races, but then, he really pulled up his socks and surprised everyone, and left Fisi trailing him till the end.
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by iceman1 » 15 Dec 2007, 16:20

he's clearly going to be a number two within the team, despite what McLaren will publicly say

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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by McLaren-F1 » 15 Dec 2007, 16:23

i'm happy to see him in my fav. team he has great technical backgroud he'll help team a lot to devalop car for sure hope he'll be fast and succesfull with Lewis..Go Macca!! !grin!
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Re: Kovalainen confirmed in McLaren

Post by dacer » 17 Dec 2007, 10:47

I hope spanish's sponsors go out mclaren. I hope pedro, go out too.

Kovalainen and Jaimito, very good car develop!!!

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