Renault confirms Kovalainen

Renault has confirmed that it is to have Heikki Kovalainen as its third driver in 2006.

As expected he will replace France's Franck Montagny, who stop testing at the end of the year. Montagny's future is less than certain at the moment and he may end up in Champ Car next year, if there is a drive available.

Kovalainen is a good choice, given his record to date.

It is worth noting that he is managed by Renault team boss Flavio Briatore.

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