Heikki Kovalainen in talks with McLaren for 2008 season 

Written by David on October 28th, 2007 at 9:17 pmLast Update: October 28th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Heikki KovalainenFinnish rookie Heikki Kovalainen has admitted to be in talks with ‘many’ Formula One teams, including McLaren, about the 2008 season. The 26 year old has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Fernando Alonso, particularly amid rumors that the unhappy Spaniard might be set to switch from the Woking-based team to Renault or BMW next year.

Kovalainen and his teammate this season, Giancarlo Fisichella, have yet to be┬áconfirmed for Renault, as a growing swathe of their fellow drivers await a late silly-season rush in the event that Alonso does indeed make a move. In an interview with ITV, Kovalainen admitted that McLaren might be interested in him for 2008, but jokingly rued his poor qualifying performance at the season finale last Sunday. “They probably would have thought ‘maybe better not to think about him’,” he said. “But honestly, we have been talking to many teams and all I can say is I have a contract with Renault until the end of the year. We have to wait and see what the other guys do.”

source: GMM

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