Fernandes: Heikki is not for sale

Whilst musing the certainty of his 2012 driver lineup, Caterham chief Tony Fernandes gives very different answers about Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli.

Both have contracts for next season, but a very real question-mark is lingering over the one in the possession of Italian veteran Trulli.

Finn Kovalainen has been linked with a return to the Lotus Renault team, but Fernandes insists: “Heikki is not for sale. He wants to grow with our team and create something unique.”

That answer is in stark contrast to the one given when Fernandes is asked about Trulli, 37: “We have registered Trulli with the FIA as our driver as currently he has a contract with us,” the Malaysian businessman is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

Strongly linked to Trulli’s seat is Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, who would come with the backing of their employer Red Bull.

“Both of them need racing experience,” Dr Helmut Marko is quoted as saying.


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