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Kovalainen on the mend after open-heart surgery

©Instagram Michael Delaney 09/04/2024 at 18:2309/04/2024 at 18:41 One-time Grand Prix winner Heikki Kovalainen is on the road to recovery after undergoing open-heart surgery in Finland, his home country. Kovalainen, 42, was set to defend his Japanese Rally Championship title this season when he was diagnosed with ascending aortic aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening condition where the main artery leaving the heart weakens and bulges. Despite experiencing no symptoms and living a normal life, the Finnish driver chose to prioritize his health and temporarily step away from his motorsport activities. In a recent update, Kovalainen shared that the surgery "went well" and he's...
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