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Kovalainen
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Super GT Japan - GT500

Driver Information

nationality
Finnish
age
42
birthday
19 Oct 1981
hometown
Suomussalmi
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Driver Information

nationality
Finnish
age
42
birthday
19 Oct 1981
hometown
Suomussalmi
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Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Toyota GR Supra
Toyota 2.0 turbo
Bridgestone
8
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
0
0
0
0
34
year
series
team
points
position
2020
TGR Team SARD
31
11th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Toyota GR Supra
Toyota 2.0 turbo
Bridgestone
6
1
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
6
1
1
0
0
31
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lexus LC500
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Ferrari 488 GT3
Ferrari 3.9 turbo
Pirelli
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2019
Denso Kobelco Sard LC500
44
4th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lexus LC500
Bridgestone
8
1
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
1
1
0
0
44
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Lexus Team SARD
42
9th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lexus LC500
Toyota 2.0 turbo
Bridgestone
8
1
2
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
1
2
0
0
42
year
series
team
points
position
2017
Lexus Team Sard
44
8th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lexus LC500
Bridgestone
8
1
2
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
1
2
0
0
44
year
series
team
points
position
2016
Lexus Team Sard
82
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lexus RC F / R14AG
8
1
4
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
1
4
1
0
82
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
year
series
team
points
position
2015
Lexus Team Sard
23
13th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lexus RC F
8
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
0
0
0
0
23
year
series
team
points
position
2013
Caterham F1 Team
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Caterham CT03
Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8
Pirelli
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2013
Lotus F1 Team
0
21st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lotus E21
Renault
Pirelli
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2012
Caterham F1 Team
0
22nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Caterham CT01
Renault RS27-2012
Pirelli
20
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
20
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lotus T128
Renault RS27-2011
Pirelli
19
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
19
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lotus T127
Cosworth CA2010
Bridgestone
18
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2009
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
22
12th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
McLaren MP4-24
Mercedes FO 108W
Bridgestone
17
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
0
0
0
22
year
series
team
points
position
2008
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
53
7th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
McLaren MP4-23
Mercedes FO108V
Bridgestone
18
1
3
1
2
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
1
3
1
2
53
year
series
team
points
position
2007
ING Renault F1 Team
30
7th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Renault R27
Renault 2.4
Bridgestone
17
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
1
0
0
30
year
series
team
points
position
2006
Mild Seven Renault F1 Team
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2005
Arden International
105
2nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara GP2/05
Renault
Bridgestone
23
5
12
2
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
23
5
12
2
1
105
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2004
Pons Racing
176
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara SN01 (Nissan)
18
6
11
10
8
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
6
11
10
8
176
year
series
team
points
position
2003
Minardi, Renault
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2003
Gabord Competicion
134
2nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara SN01 (Nissan)
18
1
4
3
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
1
4
3
1
134
year
series
team
points
position
2002
Fortec Motorsport
0
14th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F302 (Renault)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2002
Fortec Motorsport
0
2nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F302 (Renault-Sodemo)
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2002
Fortec Motorsport
257
3rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F302 (Renault)
26
5
12
2
3
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
26
5
12
2
3
257
year
series
team
points
position
2002
Fortec Motorsport
0
4th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F302 (Renault)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Fortec Motorsport
0
25th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F301 (Renault)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Fortec Motorsport
243
4th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
13
2
5
2
3
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
13
2
5
2
3
243
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Fortec Motorsport
0
8th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F301 (Renault)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
39
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Tony Kart (Vortex)
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
51
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
CRG
CRG
3
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
22
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
CRG
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
2021
Racing
8
0
0
0
0
2020
Racing
6
1
1
0
0
2019
Racing
10
1
1
0
0
2018
Racing
8
1
2
0
0
2017
Racing
8
1
2
0
0
2016
Racing
8
1
4
1
0
2015
Racing
8
0
0
0
0
2013
Racing
2
0
0
0
0
2012
Racing
20
0
0
0
0
2011
Racing
19
0
0
0
0
2010
Racing
18
0
0
0
0
2009
Racing
17
0
0
0
0
2008
Racing
18
1
3
1
2
2007
Racing
17
0
1
0
0
2006
Racing
0
0
0
0
0
2005
Racing
23
5
12
2
1
2004
Racing
18
6
11
10
8
2003
Racing
18
1
4
3
1
2002
Racing
29
5
13
2
3
2001
Racing
15
2
5
2
3
2000
Karting
1999
Karting
1998
Racing
3
0
0
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Karting Highlights

year
series
position
2000
Nordic Championship Formula A
1st
2000
Finnish Championship Formula A
2nd
2000
FIA Karting World Championship - Formula Super A (FSA)
3rd
2000
Göteborgs Stora Pris - Formula A
2nd
2000
Monaco Kart Cup Formula A
3rd
1999
Finnish Championship ICA
2nd

Racing Highlights

year
series
position
2016
Autobacs Super GT Japan - GT500
1st
2005
GP2 Series
2nd
2004
World Series by Nissan
1st
2003
World Series by Nissan
2nd
2002
Formula 3 Britain
3rd
2002
Formula 3 Macau GP
2nd

DriverDB Top 100

pos
driver
championship
points
change
01
Formula 1
2198.45
-
02
Formula 1
2135.95
-
03
Formula 1
2028.35
-
04
Formula 1
2014.4
-
05
Intercontinental GT Challenge
2007.9
-
06
NASCAR Xfinity Series
1994.3
-
07
United Sports Car Championship - GTD
1989.65
-
08
Formula 1
1988.75
-
09
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1948.45
-
10
IndyCar
1944.1
-
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