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LIGHTS TO FLAG: Heikki Kovalainen on going up against Hamilton, that Hungary win, and quitting F1 to race in Japan

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Phillip Horton
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Heikki Kovalainen joined the Formula 1 grid in 2007, and along with fellow rookie Lewis Hamilton, was tipped for great things after a highly impressive junior series career. He raced in the sport for seven years and became the championship’s 100th different race winner, but never quite managed to scale the heights of his one-time McLaren team mate Hamilton.

In our latest Lights To Flag feature we catch up with the Finn, who reflects on his time in Formula 1, going up against Hamilton, being managed by Flavio Briatore – and what he’s been up to since he quit Grand Prix racing in 2013…

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