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Heikki Kovalainen - Monaco Practice
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Heikki Kovalainen 7th Fastest In Monaco F1 Practice

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Heikki Kovalainen was photographed by theirEarth at the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday on his way towards the second F1 practice session. In the 2nd practice session, Kovalainen had the seventh fastest Monaco lap time with a 1:15.984. Williams Toyota driver, Nico Rosberg, was quickest in Monaco on Thursday, posting an excellent time of 1:15.243, and Kovalainen's team mate, Lewis Hamilton, was second fastest at 1:15.445 in the other Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

In a recent interview, Heikki Kovalainen was asked about his approach to driving an F1 car in Monaco, and he had the following to say, "I really enjoy driving on street circuits and I'm optimistic that we've got a good package for Monaco. Although the results don't show it, because I was forced to start from pitlane, I had a very strong race here last year and charged up from the back to finish eighth. Hopefully I'll have an easier race this year! We will be using KERS in Monaco and one of the questions will be whether we'll actually be able to use it to get past other cars - as usual, KERS will be a benefit for us, but anything can happen in Monte-Carlo."

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