Heikki Kovalainen is confident he can help Lotus make ground in the Constructors’ Championship after being hired by them to race in the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix.
The Enstone team announced on Thursday that Kovalainen will take the place of countryman Kimi Raikkonen, who is undergoing back surgery, in Austin and then Interlagos. The 32-year-old only heard about the opportunity on Tuesday night when Lotus team boss Eric Boullier made contact.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of days since then but after navigating a route to Austin that started at home in Switzerland and has subsequently taken in the UK and an overnight stop in New York, Kovalainen is relishing the chance once more to show people what he’s capable of.
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