Bosses 'fools' to overlook Kovalainen - Hamilton

The 2008 Formula One world champion feels that Heikki Kovalainen should have had a ride in 2013.

Feb.5 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton on Monday branded those who overlooked Heikki Kovalainen for a 2013 race seat "fools".

Caterham has swept out last year's driver lineup - Finn Kovalainen and Russian Vitaly Petrov - in favour of the well-sponsored Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde.

When asked about the demise of his former McLaren teammate, Hamilton said on Monday: "When my flight landed and I was driving to Jerez, I thought about what a great pity it is that Heikki is not here.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 with the new Mercedes AMG F1 W04
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 with the new Mercedes AMG F1 W04

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"When I think about the drivers that are here, they (team management) must be fools if they prefer them over Heikki," he is quoted by the Finnish website

"I think Heikki is a high quality driver, very experienced and deserves a place," the 2008 world champion added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Heikki Kovalainen , Giedo van der Garde , Vitaly Petrov , Charles Pic
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Article type Breaking news
Tags caterham, hamilton, kovalainen, petrov, pic, van der garde