Mar.19 (GMM) Even though Lewis Hamilton won the Australian grand prix from pole, former F1 driver Hans-Joachim Stuck has warned the 23-year-old to beware of his Finnish teammate in 2008.
Stuck, now a motor racing official for the Volkswagen marque, told the German magazine Sport Bild that McLaren newcomer Heikki Kovalainen was a noteworthy star of the season opener last Sunday."(Hamilton) really has to be wary of his new teammate," he said.Stuck claims that, after analysing the data of the Melbourne weekend, Kovalainen was actually the fastest driver at the wheel of McLaren's MP4-23."To be objectively compared, the lap times have to be analysed in light of the fuel levels," he said, amid the fact that Kovalainen in fact posted the fastest race lap of the grand prix."Comparing the practice times and the timing of pit stops, it is clear: Kovalainen was a tenth faster than Hamilton (in Australia)," Stuck added.