Kovalainen splits with management company


Caterham F1 Team
3 June 2013 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Heikki Kovalainen has split with his management company, after they failed to help him secure a Formula 1 seat for the 2013 season.

The Finn, a one-time race winner with McLaren, left Caterham at the end of last year after he and owner Tony Fernandes couldn't agree a new contract due to a lack of financial backing.

He's joined the team in a development role, but he's keen to return to a full-time race seat in 2014, and believes working independently of his management company will give him a better chance at doing so.

"I'm not with IMG anymore," he confirmed to SpeedTV. "I can confirm that, but I've agreed not to talk about it any further than that.

"I'm working on my own now, but right now there are no discussions with anybody else. I'm just focusing on working with Caterham and trying to help the team to move forward this year [before focusing on 2014]."

LATEST FORMULA 1 NEWS

MERCEDES

92% of fans against team orders at Mercedes

lotus

Hisense joins Lotus as three-race sponsor

MCLAREN

McLaren chasing Vettel-Alonso partnership

MCLAREN

McLaren targeting Red Bull with Singapore upgrade

FERRARI

Ferrari want power unit freeze to be lifted

RED BULL

Red Bull hope new chassis will help Vettel in Italy