Very pleased with the decision by the FIA Medical Team - Kovalainen

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Heikki Kovalainen has been declared fit to race in this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix. Kovalainen suffered a heavy crash during the Spanish Grand Prix and was brought to the hospital. Now, less than two weeks after the accident, the youngster is cleared for racing.

Commenting on the FIA's decision Kovalainen said, "I am obviously very pleased with the decision by the FIA Medical Team.

"I arrived here today feeling confident that I would pass the FIA test as I feel 100% and if I had not felt 100% I would have told the team already and stayed at home. My preparation for this weekend has gone well and we have done a lot of fitness training. Obviously a big thumbs up for all the FIA safety standards and the guys in Spain who worked hard to get me out of the car safely.

"I think the accident probably looked worse than it was for me. I had a little headache but was back in training almost immediately. I now look forward to the rest of the weekend and the rest of the season."

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