The latest article in my series of driver profiles takes a closer look at Heikki Kovalainen.

The McLaren driver started his F1 career by following Fernando Alonso, first at Renault, and now at his current team. He hasn't managed to shine against his team mates so far, and now he is stacked up against Lewis Hamilton, will he ever manage to do so?

He seems like a nice guy, perhaps too nice to really push things out on track. What do you think? Does Kovi have what it takes to be a champ?

Christine Blachford
Formula 1 Editor