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Kovalainen in for Raikkonen at Lotus

Heikki Kovalainen will replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the final two races of the season after seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher turned down the opportunity. Raikkonen pulled out of this weekend's United States Grand Prix and the finale in Brazil to undergo back surgery to cure a long-standing problem. Kovalainen, 32, has a record of one win and three podiums in 109 starts. 'It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus,' he said. Heikki Kovalainen in Formula 1 Age: 32 F1 debut: 2007 Australian Grand Prix Teams: Renault, McLaren, Lotus Racing/Caterham, Lotus Wins: 1 Podiums: 4 Pole positions: 1 Fastest laps: 2 'We've seen this year the car can win races and...
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