Kovalainen regards races in Europe the easiest to travel to because he can easily get back home to Geneve. even while enjoying the silence of the Finnish woods, Kovalainen always keeps his laptop with him in order to stay in touch. Kovalainen updates his Facebook and Twitter pages himself, and takes photos with his mobile phone during his travels. With more than 50,000 followers, his Twitter site is one of Finland's most popular. beyond his line of beanies, Kovalainen has designed his own website and plans to update its look each year. besides creating his own brand, the diligent driver is involved in other investments. one of them is the Zonga Mobile Wi-Fi internet rental service, which offers mobile internet access. With his good connections to Asia and a will to promote Finnish entrepreneurship, Kovalainen decided to help the Finnish company expand into Asian markets. "I saw potential with Zonga, as it started from a good idea and has a strong target group," he says. he talked to Lotus team manager Tony Fernandes, whom Forbes Asia magazine had named businessman of the year in 2010, and got the green light. HEIKKI KOvAlAINEN's tIps IN KUALA LUmpUr tropIcANA GoLf cLUB "It's my home course in Kuala Lumpur. The championship-sized course is open also for visitors. Instead of going for a VIP package, I prefer to queue and play with locals. That's one great thing about golf: you can play with people from many different levels." thE pEtroNAS tWIN toWErS "A must-see, especially at night when the towers are brightly lit. Even if you make your way to the midpoint of the towers, where visitors are allowed, you're high up enough to get a good view. I was lucky enough to visit the 86th floor when visiting the former prime minister of Malaysia." thE mALAySIAN f1 GrANd prIx is held in Kuala Lumpur on April 10. www.malaysiangp.com.my FEBRUARY 2011 BLUE WINGS 55 ENG
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