Kovalainen not working with Schumacher guru Singh

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Heikki Kovalainen has decided against teaming up with Michael Schumacher's former fitness guru.

Heikki Kovalainen, Team Lotus
Heikki Kovalainen, Team Lotus

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The Finn has been looking for a new trainer after splitting with regular physio Petri Lehikoinen.

Reports in March said Schumacher, who worked with the Indian at Ferrari for years, recommended Balbir Singh.

Singh's last job in F1 was alongside Giancarlo Fisichella at Force India, and Kovalainen met him for the first time at a pre-season test.

But Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat reports from Turkey that Kovalainen in fact selected a British trainer, Dan Williams.

"His (Singh's) methods are totally different and holistic, which I am not accustomed to," said Kovalainen.

The Team Lotus driver said Williams has worked with racing drivers before, but never in F1.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Michael Schumacher , Heikki Kovalainen , Balbir Singh
Teams Ferrari , Team Lotus , Force India , Williams
Tags fitness guru, kovalainen, team lotus