Riding with Heikki Kovalainen

Riding with Heikki Kovalainen

After a weekend that saw Formula 1 receive a lot of flak, Jonathan Noble explains why a trip around Hockenheim with Heikki Kovalainen underlined everything that is great about the sport

To those of you who fancy a bit of a break from the Ferrari fallout following Hockenheim, welcome to a team orders free zone.

Heikki Kovalainen looks over at me from the driver's seat of a Lotus Evora and tells me he thinks my door is not shut. We are now edging up towards 150mph and I'm not sure whether I just leave it, or risk putting some pressure on the door to check - and then find myself tumbling down the Hockenheim asphalt in my short-sleeved shirt.

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