Heikki Kovalainen will remain a McLaren driver for the 2009 Formula One season. The 26-year-old Finn, who is sixth in the standings in his first season with the British team, was confirmed as a driver for next year by McLaren on Thursday. Kovalainen, left, has had a disjointed debut season at McLaren since joining from Renault, with Fernando Alonso going the other way. There had been reports that McLaren was interested in signing Williams driver Nico Rosberg for 2009.
-- The Associated Press