JULY 31, 2008

Kovalainen staying at McLaren

It is no great surprise but Heikki Kovalainen has agreed to stay on at McLaren as Lewis Hamilton's team-mate in 2009. The Finn has done a decent job this year and will get stronger as he gets to know the team better. Kovalainen has thus far managed only one podium but has already scored his first pole position. The del with McLaren involved an option for the team and this has been taken up.