Heikki Kovalainen F1 stats & info

Heikki Kovalainen: Wiki, Age, F1 Career Stats & Facts Profile

Name Heikki Kovalainen
Country Finland Finland
Height 1.72 meter / 5 feet 8 inch
Place of Birth Suomussalmi
Date of Birth Oct 19th 1981 - 42 years old
Season Entries 7
Car Number 7
First Race 2007 Australian F1 GP
Last Race 2013 Brazilian F1 GP
First Pole 2008 British F1 GP
Last Pole 2008 British F1 GP
First Win 2008 Hungarian F1 GP
Last Win 2008 Hungarian F1 GP

F1 Teams History Renault (2007)
McLaren (2008-2009)
Caterham (2010-2012)
Lotus F1 (2013)

Heikki Kovalainen F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 112
Grand Prix Starts 111
Total Points 105.00
Avg. Points per GP 0.94
Grand Prix Wins 1 (0,9%)
Pole Positions 1 (0,9%)
Front Row Starts 5 (4,5%)
Avg. GP Grid 13.6
GP Podiums 4 (3,6%)
GP Fastest Laps 2 (1,8%)
GP Points Finish 29 (25,9%)
Avg. GP Position 11.9
GP Retirements 25 (22,3%)
GP DNF's 19 (17,0%)
Total GP Laps 5.976



Biography

 

Heikki Kovalainen Biography


Heikki Kovalainen & Lewis Hamilton

Heikki Kovalainen & Lewis Hamilton

Heikki Kovalainen, born on 19th October 1981 in Suomussalmi, Finland, is a well-known name in the world of Formula 1 racing. Heikki had always been passionate about motorsports since a young age and started racing go-karts at the age of 11. He won several championships in his early years, including the Finnish Formula A Championship in 1999, before moving on to bigger and better things.

In 2002, Heikki won the British Formula Renault championship, and his talent did not go unnoticed as he was signed up by the Renault Driver Development Program. He eventually made his F1 debut in 2007, driving for Renault. Heikki's debut season was impressive, and he secured his first podium finish at the Japanese Grand Prix, finishing 3rd. He continued to impress in his second season, but had a hard time beating his teammate Lewis Hamilton. He did secure his maiden and only F1 victory at the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix.

In 2009, Heikki stayed at McLaren Mercedes and had a challenging season with the team. He continued to race in F1 until 2013, driving for Lotus and Caterham, and later moved on to other motorsports categories, including the Blancpain GT Series.

Apart from his F1 career, Heikki is also known for his incredible fitness levels, and he is a regular participant in marathons and triathlons. In 2014, he completed the Ironman triathlon in just over 11 hours.

Kovalianen says dumping Briatore was his biggest mistake

Heikki Kovalainen (2013)

One anecdote that stands out is from the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix. Heikki's car caught fire during the race, and he was forced to retire. However, instead of panicking, Heikki took a moment to wave to the crowds, who gave him a standing ovation for his sportsmanship and bravery.

Overall, Heikki Kovalainen's career in F1 may not have been as illustrious as some of his peers, but his talent, hard work, and dedication to the sport cannot be denied. He remains a respected figure in the world of motorsports, and his fans continue to admire him for his skills and his down-to-earth attitude.

Seasons

 

Heikki Kovalainen Final Championship Results

2007200820092010201120122013
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Heikki Kovalainen F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2013 United Kingdom Lotus F1 Renault 2 0 0 0 0 0 126 0 0.00 0
2012 United Kingdom Caterham Renault 20 0 0 0 0 0 1154 0 0.00 0
2011 United Kingdom Caterham Renault 19 0 0 0 0 0 948 0 0.00 0
2010 United Kingdom Caterham Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 0 926 0 0.00 0
2009 United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 17 0 0 0 0 0 788 0 1.29 22
2008 United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 18 1 1 1 3 1 1011 2 2.94 53
2007 France Renault Renault 17 0 1 0 1 0 1023 0 1.76 30

Races

 

Heikki Kovalainen F1 GP Race Classifications

1st1 Time
2nd2 Times
3rd1 Time
4th4 Times
5th7 Times
6th3 Times
7th5 Times
8th6 Times
9th3 Times
10th3 Times
11th2 Times
12th4 Times
13th6 Times
14th11 Times
15th6 Times
16th8 Times
17th8 Times
18th7 Times
19th3 Times
23rd1 Time
DNF19 Times
NC1 Time
DNS1 Time

 

Heikki Kovalainen F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
112 2013 2013 Brazilian F1 GP 7 Lotus F1 Renault 11 14 0
111 2013 2013 USA F1 GP 7 Lotus F1 Renault 8 14 0
110 2012 2012 Brazilian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 20 14 0
109 2012 2012 USA F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 22 18 0
108 2012 2012 Abu Dhabi F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 13 0
107 2012 2012 Indian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 20 18 0
106 2012 2012 Korean F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 20 17 0
105 2012 2012 Japanese F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 17 15 0
104 2012 2012 Singapore F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 20 15 0
103 2012 2012 Italian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 14 0
102 2012 2012 Belgian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 17 0
101 2012 2012 Hungarian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 17 0
100 2012 2012 German F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 16 19 0
99 2012 2012 British F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 17 0
98 2012 2012 European F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 16 14 0
97 2012 2012 Canadian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 17 18 0
96 2012 2012 Monaco F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 17 13 0
95 2012 2012 Spanish F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 16 0
94 2012 2012 Bahrain F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 16 17 0
93 2012 2012 Chinese F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 23 0
92 2012 2012 Malaysian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 24 18 0
91 2012 2012 Australian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 DNF Suspension 0
90 2011 2011 Brazilian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 16 0
89 2011 2011 Abu Dhabi F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 17 17 0
88 2011 2011 Indian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 14 0
87 2011 2011 Korean F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 14 0
86 2011 2011 Japanese F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 18 0
85 2011 2011 Singapore F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 16 0
84 2011 2011 Italian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 20 13 0
83 2011 2011 Belgian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 16 15 0
82 2011 2011 Hungarian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 DNF Water leak 0
81 2011 2011 German F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 16 0
80 2011 2011 British F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 17 DNF Gearbox 0
79 2011 2011 European F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 19 0
78 2011 2011 Canadian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 DNF Driveshaft 0
77 2011 2011 Monaco F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 17 14 0
76 2011 2011 Spanish F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 15 DNF Accident 0
75 2011 2011 Turkish F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 18 19 0
74 2011 2011 Chinese F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 16 0
73 2011 2011 Malaysian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 15 0
72 2011 2011 Australian F1 GP 20 Caterham Renault 19 DNF Water leak 0
71 2010 2010 Abu Dhabi F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 20 17 0
70 2010 2010 Brazilian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 20 18 0
69 2010 2010 Korean F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 21 13 0
68 2010 2010 Japanese F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 20 12 0
67 2010 2010 Singapore F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 19 16 Fire 0
66 2010 2010 Italian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 18 18 0
65 2010 2010 Belgian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 13 16 0
64 2010 2010 Hungarian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 19 14 0
63 2010 2010 German F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 20 DNF Collision 0
62 2010 2010 British F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 18 17 0
61 2010 2010 European F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 20 DNF Collision 0
60 2010 2010 Canadian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 19 16 0
59 2010 2010 Turkish F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 20 DNF Hydraulics 0
58 2010 2010 Monaco F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 18 DNF Steering 0
57 2010 2010 Spanish F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 0 DNS Gearbox 0
56 2010 2010 Chinese F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 21 14 0
55 2010 2010 Malaysian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 15 NC Hydraulics 0
54 2010 2010 Australian F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 19 13 0
53 2010 2010 Bahrain F1 GP 19 Caterham Cosworth 21 15 0
52 2009 2009 Abu Dhabi F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 18 11 0
51 2009 2009 Brazilian F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 16 12 No Time 0
50 2009 2009 Japanese F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 11 11 0
49 2009 2009 Singapore F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 8 7 2
48 2009 2009 Italian F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 4 6 3
47 2009 2009 Belgian F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 15 6 3
46 2009 2009 European F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 2 4 5
45 2009 2009 Hungarian F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 6 5 4
44 2009 2009 German F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 6 8 1
43 2009 2009 British F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 13 DNF Collision damage 0
42 2009 2009 Turkish F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 14 14 0
41 2009 2009 Monaco F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 7 DNF Accident 0
40 2009 2009 Spanish F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 18 DNF Gearbox 0
39 2009 2009 Bahrain F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 11 12 0
38 2009 2009 Chinese F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 12 5 4
37 2009 2009 Malaysian F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 14 DNF Spun off 0
36 2009 2009 Australian F1 GP 2 McLaren Mercedes 12 DNF Collision 0
35 2008 2008 Brazilian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 5 7 2
34 2008 2008 Chinese F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 5 DNF Pneumatics 0
33 2008 2008 Japanese F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 3 DNF Engine 0
32 2008 2008 Singapore F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 5 10 0
31 2008 2008 Italian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 2 2 8
30 2008 2008 Belgian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 3 10 Gearbox 0
29 2008 2008 European F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 5 4 5
28 2008 2008 Hungarian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 2 1 10
27 2008 2008 German F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 3 5 4
26 2008 2008 British F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 1 5 4
25 2008 2008 French F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 10 4 5
24 2008 2008 Canadian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 7 9 0
23 2008 2008 Monaco F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 4 8 1
22 2008 2008 Turkish F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 2 12 0
21 2008 2008 Spanish F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 6 DNF Accident 0
20 2008 2008 Bahrain F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 5 5 4
19 2008 2008 Malaysian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 8 3 6
18 2008 2008 Australian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 3 5 4
17 2007 2007 Brazilian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 17 DNF Accident 0
16 2007 2007 Chinese F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 13 9 0
15 2007 2007 Japanese F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 11 2 8
14 2007 2007 Belgian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 9 8 1
13 2007 2007 Italian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 7 7 2
12 2007 2007 Turkish F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 7 6 3
11 2007 2007 Hungarian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 11 8 1
10 2007 2007 European F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 7 8 1
9 2007 2007 British F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 7 7 2
8 2007 2007 French F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 6 15 0
7 2007 2007 USA F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 6 5 4
6 2007 2007 Canadian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 22 4 5
5 2007 2007 Monaco F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 15 13 Engine 0
4 2007 2007 Spanish F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 8 7 2
3 2007 2007 Bahrain F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 12 9 0
2 2007 2007 Malaysian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 11 8 1
1 2007 2007 Australian F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 13 10 0

Podiums

 

Heikki Kovalainen F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
4 2008 2008 Italian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 2 2 8
3 2008 2008 Hungarian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 2 1 10
2 2008 2008 Malaysian F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 8 3 6
1 2007 2007 Japanese F1 GP 4 Renault Renault 11 2 8

Poles

 

Heikki Kovalainen F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2008 2008 British F1 GP 23 McLaren Mercedes 1 5 4

Comparison

 

Heikki Kovalainen Teammate Comparison

YearTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPosQuali
2007RenaultGiancarlo Fisichella2430210000125107
2008McLarenLewis Hamilton1153981517612513
2009McLarenLewis Hamilton4122490204611512
2010CaterhamJarno Trulli1213000000145811
2011CaterhamJarno Trulli1313000000117162
Karun Chandhok16200000001010
2012CaterhamVitaly Petrov13110000001010128
2013Lotus F1Romain Grosjean14201800001102

News

 

Latest Heikki Kovalainen News


Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Kovalainen's Bold Comeback: From Surgery Bed to Commentary Booth

Apr.23 - Heikki Kovalainen is on the road to recovery, following open-heart surgery. It emerged in March that the former Formula 1 driver, who is 42, was being forced to put his..

April 23, 2024 with 1 Comment

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Former F1 Ace Heikki Kovalainen Faces Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Mar.5 - Sad news is emerging from Finland, where former McLaren and Renault driver Heikki Kovalainen will soon undergo life-saving open-heart surgery. Iltalehti newspaper reports..

March 5, 2024 with 1 Comment

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Inside Hamilton's Mercedes Exit: More Than Meets the Eye

Feb.29 - Yet another well-known F1 name has questioned why Lewis Hamilton triggered an exit clause to get out of Mercedes at the end of 2024 in order to move to Ferrari. Fernando..

February 29, 2024 with 0 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Kovalianen says dumping Briatore was his biggest mistake

Jul.25 - Heikki Kovalainen admits his Formula 1 career may have been cut short because he split with Flavio Briatore. The now 40-year-old Finn was once one of F1's most promising..

July 25, 2022 with 2 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Heikki Kovalainen 2020 Beyond the Grid interview

This week Tom welcomes one-time Grand Prix winner Heikki Kovalainen onto the show to discuss his rollercoaster Grand Prix career, which began with Renault in 2007 and took in 111..

June 3, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Kovalainen: Rosberg achievements are under estimated

The extent of Nico Rosberg's career achievements in Formula 1 is not fully appreciated. That is the view of Heikki Kovalainen, a former F1 driver who - like Rosberg - was once..

May 26, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Mark Webber crash Valencia 2010

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November 4, 2018 with 0 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

First win of Vettel & Toro Rosso 2008 Italian GP

 In 2008 the then 21 year + 72 days old Sebastian Vettel broke the records of youngest pole-sitter and race winner in F1 history. By winning the 2008 Italian F1 GP Vettel also..

August 31, 2018 with 0 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Kovalainen made bid to replace Bottas

Jan.18 - Former F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he made a bid to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas at Williams for 2017. Amid strong speculation that Bottas..

January 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Kovalainen: 'No problems' in Bottas-Hamilton pairing

Jan.18 - Lewis Hamilton's former teammate says Valtteri Bottas should not have any trouble working with the triple world champion in 2017. "I have good memories with Lewis," said..

January 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

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