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The Lesser Known… Heikki Kovalainen 31 Jan 2007

Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Renault Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2006 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Renault Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, 13 May 2006 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Renault Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, Australian Grand Prix, Preparations, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, 30 March 2006 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Renault Third Driver does a Sudoku puzzle.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Preparations, Montreal, Canada, 22 June 2006

We catch up with Renault’s newest star and try to discover a little more about what makes the young Finn tick - rock classics and Hollywood stars included…

Q: What's in your garage at home?
HK:
I don’t have a garage yet so everything is a mess inside the house…

Q: Tell us something we don't know about you?
HK:
I’m a great cook, I do all the food at home. Italian is my speciality.

Q: Your favourite song for karaoke?
HK:
Guns N’ Roses: ‘Sweet Child of Mine’!

Q: The last good deed you did?
HK:
At New Year, when I organized a surprise hotel suite for a friend who had got married that day - we carried on partying while he and his new wife enjoyed the suite!

Q: If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
HK:
Being able to charm Scarlett Johansson to go for a dinner with me without my girlfriend finding out…

Q: Your most prized possession?
HK:
My laptop - I keep in touch with my friends with it when I travel.

Q: The person you most admire?
HK:
At the moment Roger Federer, because he is doing whatever he wants on tennis courts…

Q: Do you have any bad habits?
HK:
I get angry if I lose in anything so sometimes it's not nice to watch…

Q: What would you be if you weren’t a racing driver?
HK:
Rally driver…