News Details

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....
Full Story »
1y ago from TheF1Times.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lotus form hindered Kovalainen - Fernandes

Lotus F1 Team Caterham team owner Tony Fernandes says that Heikki...
1y ago from F1Zone.net

Kobayashi relishing 'positive challenge'

This season Kamui Kobayashi is hoping to put his past experience to good...
1y ago from PlanetF1.com

Kobayashi: I'm ready to drive Caterham forward

– Kamui Kobayashi has made a welcome return to the Formula 1...
1y ago from GPUpdate.net

Renault was already behind schedule – Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi says Renault arrived at the first pre-season test at...
1y ago from Crash.net

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Stoner slams state of modern MotoGP

Casey Stoner has lambasted the state of modern MotoGP in comparison with...
1h ago from Motorsport.com

Marquez Blog: Last Saturday of races in Assen

We were wheel-to-wheel throughout the 26 laps, and those are the races...
4h ago from MotoGP.com

Rossi wary of Marquez’s threat

Valentino Rossi has warned that Marc Marquez will strike back this year....
5h ago from SuperSport.com

#RossiVsMarquez: The Storm

I’ve been struggling to recall an incident in MotoGP that has split...
6h ago from MotoGP.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

IndyCar: 'Insane' race spurs critics, supporters

Several leading IndyCar drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power...
1d ago from Racer.com

RACER Video: Robin Miller's message to IndyCar boss...

The RACER Channel's Robin Miller unloads on an empty house at Auto Club...
1d ago from Racer.com

IndyCar: Rahal ends win drought in Fontana's tense...

Graham Rahal ended a streak of 125 IndyCar races without a win in a...
2d ago from Racer.com

High-intensity pack racing infuriates some, enthralls...

The 500-mile contest at Auto Club Speedway provided some spectacular...
2d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Ogier: Poland gives rivals chance to prove mettle

Sebastien Ogier has challenged his rivals to 'show what they're made of'...
2h ago from Crash.net

Evans: Poland will be a new challenge

M-Sport World Rally Team's Elfyn Evans is looking forward to the World...
1h ago from Crash.net

Meeke demands commitment and courage

Kris Meeke says Rally Poland requires commitment and courage if he is to...
51m ago from Crash.net

Dirt Rally, update 0.5 aka the Tarmac Terrors

In this case, name says it all. Well, almost all, because not (only) did...

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Former Chelsea and Arsenal star beaten up by Playboy...

Former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole was hit three times in the...
2h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Arsenal lining up unusual move for midfield twins

Arsenal are looking at a somewhat unusual move to land German pair Lars...

Arsenal to seal transfer for winger today

OFF: Maitland-Niles is heading to Ipswich [GETTY] The 17-year-old is...
5h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Theo Walcott's wife: 'We were terrified about our...

Theo Walcott's wife Melanie has opened up about the 'terrifying' moment...
6h ago from SportsMole.co.uk

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.