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Author Topic: Kovalainen admits talks with McLaren  (Read 2139 times)

Offline Dare

Kovalainen admits talks with McLaren
« on: October 28, 2007, 09:32:05 PM »
could be a sign Alonso is heading to Renault and either Fisichella or
Piquet is getting the remaining seat
Sunday 28 Oktober at 14:42 : Finnish rookie Heikki Kovalainen has admitted to staging talks with 'many' formula one teams, including McLaren, about the 2008 season.

The 26-year-old has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Fernando Alonso, particularly amid rumours that the unhappy Spaniard might be set to switch from the Woking based team to Renault next year.

Kovalainen and his teammate this season, Giancarlo Fisichella, have yet to be re-signed for Renault, as a growing swathe of their fellow drivers await a late silly-season rush in the event that Alonso does indeed make a move.

In an interview with ITV, Kovalainen admitted that McLaren might be interested in him for 2008, but jokingly rued his poor qualifying performance at the season finale last Sunday.

"They probably would have thought 'maybe better not to think about him'," he said.

"But honestly, we have been talking to many teams and all I can say is I have a contract with Renault until the end of the year.

"We have to wait and see what the other guys do."

Mark Twain once opined, "it's easier to con someone than to convince them they've been conned."

Offline Steven Roy

Re: Kovalainen admits talks with McLaren
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 10:32:16 PM »
ITV showed the interview during its GP coverage from Brazil.  Kovalainen did not say anything that could be taken as admitting anything.  He did though look very relaxed discussing the subject considering he doesn't have a drive for next year yet. 


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