Heikki Kovalainen has parted company with his erstwhile management company, IMG. The Finn is currently looking after his own affairs as he starts his search for an F1 race seat for 2014.
While Kovalainen was ultimately forced out of Caterham this year for commercial reasons, team principal Tony Fernandes made it clear to the media that he’d found it difficult to deal with IMG, a company that – while involved in F1 on and off since the days of Jackie Stewart – seemingly lacked knowledge of the nuances of how the sport operates.
“I’m not with IMG anymore,” said Kovalainen when asked by this blog about his future plans. “I can confirm that, but I’ve agreed not to talk about it any further than that.
“I’m working on my own now, but right now there are no discussions with anybody else. I’m just focussing on working with Caterham and trying to help the team to move forward this year.”
Kovalainen has completed two FP1 sessions with Caterham this year, which has at least ensured that he has knowledge of 2013 tyres, and is thus in a position to to step in should any team need a driver at short notice.