KOVALAINEN'S BIG BREAK
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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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.