December 14, 2007

McLaren Completes Driver Lineup

As expected, Heikki Koveleinininnie has been named by McLaren to be their second driver for the 2008 season.  Recently booted from Renault so they could have HWMNBN and Junior Piquet, Heikki beat out Pete Rose (aka Pedro de la Rosa), McLaren's test driver in 2007.

Hm.  Think that Pete's involvement in the Stepneygate mess had anything to do with him not getting the drive?  Myself, I think not: he's not as good as the Finnish 'ninnie.  De la Rosa is a good driver, though, and if he doesn't stay on as the test driver, I'd be shocked if he didn't get a drive somewhere.

McLaren's driver lineup of Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Koveleinininnie is one that's pretty impressive for a couple of reasons.  First, of course, is their ability: Hamilton led the DC until the last race weekend, and Heikki, after a bad start to the season, came back strong and pretty much left his teammate Giancarlo Fisichella in the dust.

Second, though, is their age: Heikki is 26, Hamilton is about to turn 23.  That's probably going to be the youngest driver lineup on the grid in 2008 (David Coulthard, the oldest current driver, will turn 37 in March).

Still no word on Farce Force India's lineup... we wait with baited breath.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:20 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 That is a good line-up for McLaren.  I'm already looking forward to the start of the season. 

Posted by: Mallory at December 15, 2007 11:26 AM (WJ2qy)

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