|First Race||2007 Australian Grand Prix|
Heikki Kovalainen is a Finnish racing driver, who is currently driving for McClaren in the Formula one world chamopionship. Heikki started his carrer in 2004 where he was test driver for Renault. He then moved to a race seat at Renault in 2007 before moving to McClaren for the 2008 season to parter British starlet Lewis Hamilton.
Kovalainen has mainly been in the shadow of his teammate Lewis, but managed to rack up 1 race win last season at the Hungaroring, he has also achieved pole position on that same track.
Heikki has made a subdued start to this season with 2 retirements and 5th and 12th placed finishes. He is currently 10th in the standings with 4 points.