Kovalainen on Ferrari and McLaren's radarfor 2013 season

Thursday 13th September 2012, 19:18 by Ryan Wood 

Caterham F1 Team

Heikki Kovalainen is reportedly being lined up by both Ferrari and McLaren as a potential driver for the 2013 season.

The Finn failed to impress during his years at both Renault and McLaren, more often than not being overshadowed by his team-mates at the time. However he has caught the eye of many in the paddock during his tenure at Caterham where he has openly admitted to regaining his confidence.

It's believed Ferrari are eying the 30-year-old as a potential Felipe Massa replacement, someone who can score consistent points but not to the extent that he interferes with Fernando Alonso.

A meeting purportedly took place between Kovalainen's management and Ferrari, according to Finland's MTV3 - with many in the paddock believing he is the leading candidate to replace the underperforming Brazilian.

McLaren may also be looking to secure Kovalainen's services for a second time should Lewis Hamilton opt to leave the team following rumours he has agreed terms with Mercedes for 2013.

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