Heikki Kovalainen will partner Giancarlo Fisichella in Renault's race team in 2007, the Anglo-French squad confirmed on Wednesday morning.

The news brings an end to speculation that Renault might succeed in luring Kimi Raikkonen away from Ferrari.

F1's other Finn now seems almost certain to be confirmed as one of the Maranello team's drivers at Monza on Sunday.


I can't wait to have Kimi in Ferrari. Next year should be a great Kimi vs Alonso season, if McLaren can make a competitive car for once....

And Briatore has signed a two year contract as Renault boss.