Drivers with a point to prove at Austin

Drivers with a point to prove at Austin

A busy two weeks of driver moves means the US GP will have a 'new' face on the grid, while others will be racing knowing their futures are very much up in the air. EDD STRAW looks at the main stories ahead of the Austin event


Heikki Kovalainen has spent the 2013 season on the sidelines, keeping his hand in with occasional Friday morning outings for Caterham. His perseverance has now paid of as he has been given the Lotus seat vacated by Kimi Raikkonen.

He's certainly a safe pair of hands. His greater F1 experience relative to rookie reserve driver Davide Valsecchi led to him getting the nod and there's no doubt he will be capable of scoring points. But just because he's a grand prix winner doesn't mean it will be easy.

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