Finnish reports say Heikki Kovalainen's management have been summoned to Maranello. The speculation follows Ferrari
president Luca di Montezemolo ruling out Sergio Perez
as Felipe Massa
's 2013 successor, due to his lack of experience.
Finn Kovalainen, 30, is on the market after three years of rebuilding his reputation at Caterham, following his less-than-shining first three years in F1 at Renault
. The Finnish broadcaster MTV3 said representatives of Kovalainen's management team at IMG Worldwide will travel to Maranello next week.
However, some consider Force India
's Nico Hulkenberg
as a more likely candidate to oust Brazilian Massa. But, given Montezemolo's comments about experience, the 25-year-old German is only marginally more experienced than Mexican Perez.
A Ferrari spokesman told Brazil's O Estado de S.Paulo
newspaper: "Do not apply what our president said (about experience) to other drivers. "He (Montezemolo) was asked about Perez, and the response was specific to him."
The newspaper also said it doubts Ferrari's 2007 title winner Kimi Raikkonen
is a candidate. "Forget Ferrari. Kimi is not going there," a source close to the Lotus
driver is quoted as saying. (GMM)