Kovalainen inks 2011 deal but not confirming yet

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted at Monza that he knows the identity of his F1 team for 2011, but cannot yet divulge the name. The Finn is almost certainly staying at Lotus, but he has also been speculatively linked with a return to his first ...

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted at Monza that he knows the identity of his F1 team for 2011, but cannot yet divulge the name.

The Finn is almost certainly staying at Lotus, but he has also been speculatively linked with a return to his first Formula One employer, Renault.

"Yes, I know what team I will be with next season, but you'll have to wait a few days before I can say," the former McLaren driver is quoted by Turun Sanomat newspaper.

The report said Kovalainen, 28, has been "fully committed" to Lotus' "long-term project" this year, and apparently even contributed to the identification of staff for recruitment.

Lotus reportedly intends to switch to Renault power for the 2011 season, if it can negotiate a release from its Cosworth contract.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heikki Kovalainen
Teams McLaren