- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Heikki Kovalainen to sit out Friday practice
Heikki Kovalainen will sit out this weekend's initial Friday practice session in Abu Dhabi.
He will defer to Malaysian team Lotus Racing's Kuala Lumpur-born test driver Fairuz Fauzy, who has had a similar role at a few other grands prix this season. "The real challenge for me is to try and push on what will be a very green track," Fauzy said.
Kovalainen is set to re-sign with the team for 2011, after recently staying with team boss Tony Fernandes in Malaysia and even buying $150,000 in shares of his AirAsia airline.
He said the Abu Dhabi finale would be one final fling before "focusing entirely on next year".