Kovalainen signs management for 'contract negotiation'

Feb.9 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen has joined the IMG management stable ahead of crucial contract negotiations in 2012.

Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham F1 Team
Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham F1 Team

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After disappointing early stints at Renault and McLaren, the Finn has rebuilt his reputation as team leader at the 2010 startup Lotus/Caterham.

Just before Christmas, he dismissed rumours he was set to move up to a better team but denied he has an 'obligation' to stay beyond 2012.

"I want to see what we can do together and let's see what is the situation in the summer," said the 30-year-old.

Kovalainen's new management has been associated with Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Sir Jackie Stewart and Danica Patrick.

Reports said Martin Anayi will handle his "contractual negotiation" in the F1 paddock.

"With the team we have assembled it will allow me to concentrate on my driving," said Kovalainen.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jackie Stewart , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna , Heikki Kovalainen , Danica Patrick
Teams McLaren , Caterham F1
Tags caterham, img, kovalainen