Heikki Kovalainen remains convinced that his switch to Team Lotus has put his Formula 1 career firmly back on the map.Heikki Kovalainen is not looking to a switch to another team

Despite a lucky maiden win at the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, the Finn endured a largely disappointing two years with McLaren before switching to Team Lotus (then known as Lotus Racing) for its 2010 start-up season alongside Jarno Trulli.

Speaking with his native Turun Sanomat newspaper, Kovalainen said: “I feel that my career is back on the rise. I’ve consolidated my position after what happened at McLaren and my feeling is very positive.”

The 29-year-old extended his one-year deal with the team, despite the 2010 season (not surprisingly) being his first where he failed to finish in the points.

“I have not looked anywhere else, I like it with this team,” he added, when asked if he had considered a switch to a team further up the grid.

“I’m not thinking about anything else, even in a not-serious way. We are right on track with what we have had to do and where we are going, so why would I have to go somewhere else?”

However, he added that an approach from Ferrari or Red Bull Racing would warrant consideration…

Loyalty always has a price, it would seem…

[Original image via LAT]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.