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Lotus performances hurt Kovalainen chances

Caterham team principal Tony Fernandes admits Heikki Kovalainen's performances for Lotus at the end of 2013 hurt his chances for 2014.Kovalainen appeared close to a return to Caterham towards the end of last season, speaking openly about talks with the team. However, when Kimi Raikkonen was ruled out of the last two grands prix of the year, Lotus opted to sign Kovalainen as it chased third place in the constructors' championship.However, Kovalainen failed to score a point in either of the final two races – finishing 14th on both occasions – while team-mate Romain Grosjean was second in Austin. With Kovalainen suffering such a disappointing end to the year, Fernandes admitted those...
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