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Caterham: Kovalainen's Lotus form hurt his chances

Caterham team owner Tony Fernandes has admitted that Heikki Kovalainen's performance at Lotus, when he stood in for Kimi Raikkonen at the final two races of the 2013 season, played a part in his decision to choose Kamui Kobayashi over the Finn. Kovalainen had been expected to land a seat with the team after they made up following a falling out in 2012 which led to him taking part in a couple of practice sessions. However his under-performance in America and Brazil, where he finished 14th both times compared to Romain Grosjean's second place in Austin and a retirement in Brazil - but he had been running eighth at the time - left Fernandes with the feeling that they could find someone better....
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