Heikki Kovalainen

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by downforce, May 25, 2011.

  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Josh it depends what he wants if he wants to win races and possibly a championship then he should go to another series but if all he wants is to be in F1 and troll around at the back of the grid then he should try and find a drive for next year.

    My feeling is that a race drivers most important urge should be winning otherwise whats the point, those that hang around just for the glam or prestige of F1 are not true race drivers a low level team should be a starting point for a driver not somewhere for him to end his career in.....
     
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  3. Josh

    Josh Champion Elect

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    Judging by his recent comments about better teams overlooking him and his performances I'd think he does want to win races so I'm not sure what has sparked your comments.
     
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  4. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I just don't think he has the ability to be a top driver in F1 but I do feel he could do very well in a different series, and also by taking a seat in a lower team deprives a younger driver of the chance to make his mark in F1, like I said in an earlier post, he has had his chance and he blew it.

    There are so few seats available and those that have tried and failed should make room for someone else to have a go...
     
  5. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    It seems as though, Gascoyne felt that Heikki should have shown more respect.

    http://en.espnf1.com/caterham/motorsport/story/98581.html
     
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  6. Il_leone

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    In reference to Heidfeld ..he's had plenty of chances because he's been backed by Mercedes to get into F1 ...only for Ron to discard him as not good enough

    If he was he would have replaced DC and not be jumped by Montoya in the queue

    His career was saved at Jordan because Giorgio Pantano was asked to bring in sponsorhip to keep Heidfeld going for the season... it was actually hard on Pantano and his family who were bringing £1m a race and remortgaging to do it
     
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  7. Il_leone

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    Monza 2008 he only lead 4 laps because Vettel pitted and never really challenged for the victory

    The problem was for 2/3 of the weekend he looks like he was on Hamilton's pace but then at the crunch moment he fails to step up when the team needs him to

    Judging by Gascoyne' comment it appears that the relationship with the team has broken down
     
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  8. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I am not contending that Heidfeld or, indeed, HK is a likely race winner. I am merely stating that, IMHO, both are more likely to score points than the pay drivers. Of course, I don't think the bottom-feeding teams are likely to be able to entice a potential race-winning talent to join them, and therefore think that at least one proven mid-level driver would be a better option than being dependent upon the likes of a Bruno S just because he brings up-front money.
     
  9. racecub

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    I was reading an article about Heikki recently. Well it was about Sergio, and how he has to approach Mclaren differently to the way Heikki did. The articl led to an old podcast with Heiki talking about Mclaren. You may have heard it,it's quite old, but here's the links anyway.

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2013/...eat-of-heikki-kovalainens-mclaren-experience/

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/...ow-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-formula-1-driver/
     
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  10. EvilWhippet

    EvilWhippet Podium Finisher

    Has one psychopath just liked every post on this thread?
     
  11. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    6 pages of them!!!!!!!
     
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  12. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    We're working on the current theory that they are Heikki Kovalainen.
     
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  13. Fenderman

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    Methinks I have a challenger for the title of "CTA Like-Meister".
     
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  14. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    Wouldn't it be funny if you woke up tomorrow and he had liked all 2889 of your posts.
     
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  15. Fenderman

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    Heh, heh ... and there was I just starting to get "picky" :). I just might have to up my game.:D
     
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  16. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    The member in question will find they no longer have the ability to "like" thread or profile posts.

    Abuse it and you lose it.
     
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  17. Fenderman

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    Phew! Back to the new years resolution then. Selectivity it is and shall remain! :D

    Edit: I shall maintain my own status as CTA Like-meister based solely on members own merits :D
     
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  18. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Fenderman - Quite right too!

    So, Kovalainen - we've heard a lot about how he's not quite good enough, but is Pic any better?
     
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  19. Fenderman

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    Heh, heh. Thanks teabagyokel . Always nice to have a decision backed up :D

    On Pic, I'm a sceptic. I think I mentioned on some other thread that I think his record in other formulas isn't anything to write home about. It is somewhat better than a couple of the other new chaps but he's below the threshold that I would set if I were a team manager. Maybe my standards are too high:thinking:
     
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  20. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Pic supposedly has some potential although its difficult to tell

    Heikki though really has not got a lot left...he's not managed by Flavio anymore is he ...who was very good at getting drives ( as well as pocketing himself 25%)

    Really if Williams did not the money he would be an ideal driver for them

    Caterham aint going any further forward with another year of Heikki you'd think ...they are not some manufacturer team who might with the resources they would have
     
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  21. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Heiki is a nice bloke but lacking steel that makes a top F1 driver probably
     

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