Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix

SILVERSTONE, England, July 6 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton conquered a wet track Sunday to capture the Grand Prix Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England.

Massa wins French Grand Prix

MAGNY COURS, France, June 22 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa beat Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to capture Sunday's Formula One Prix of France in Magny Cours.

Massa takes pole position in Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 24 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa will man the pole position in Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco in Monte Carlo.

Massa wins Bahrain Grand Prix

SAHKIR, Bahrain, April 6 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa Sunday captured his second straight Bahrain Grand Prix in Sahkir.

Hamilton crashes his car in Bahrain

SAHKIR, Bahrain, April 4 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton escaped injury Friday after a crash during a qualifying run for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix auto race in Sahkir.

Hamilton wins Formula One season opener

MELBOURNE, March 16 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix auto race in Melbourne.

Hamilton wins the Japanese Grand Prix

OYAMA, Japan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Rookie Lewis Hamilton overcame rain, fog and the field to win Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Japan.

Massa wins the Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, May 13 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa Sunday captured the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, Spain.
Heikki Kovalainen
Renault's Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen during the first day of practice in Bahrain on Friday April 13, 2007. The Bahrain Grand Prix will be held on Sunday April 15 and will feature 11 teams and 22 drivers. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)

Heikki Johannes Kovalainen (born October 19, 1981 in Suomussalmi, Finland) is a Finnish Formula One racing driver currently racing for the McLaren Mercedes team.

He was supported by the Renault Driver Development programme early in his racing career, during which he won the World Series by Nissan championship and finished runner-up in the GP2 series. Renault signed him on as a full-time Formula One test driver for 2006, and then promoted him to a race seat for 2007. He gained his first podium by finishing second in the Japanese Grand Prix.

He moved to McLaren for the 2008 season, where he partners Lewis Hamilton. His second season saw him achieve his first pole position at Silverstone and his first victory at Hungaroring, becoming the 100th driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. He remained with the team for the 2009 season.

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