Kovalainen completes McLaren move

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Finland's Heikki Kovalainen has joined McLaren and will race alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2008.

The 26-year-old, who scored 30 points in his maiden F1 season with Renault, has signed a "long-term contract".

"I think Lewis and Heikki will be a formidable combination," said McLaren chief executive Martin Whitmarsh. "I am confident they'll work well together."

Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa, who had been vying with Kovalainen for a race seat, will remain as test driver.

McLaren were left looking for a second driver after Fernando Alonso left the team to return to Renault following a turbulent season in which he fell out with boss Ron Dennis and Hamilton.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport...one/7144078.stm

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