Rovio partners with Finnish Formula 1 pilot Heikki Kovalainen

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Rovio Entertainment announced earlier this morning a partnership with Formula 1 (F1) star pilot Heikki Kovalainen.

Angry Birds debuts this weekend in Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia where Kovalainen will wear for the first time in 2012 his brand new co-branded Angry Birds helmet (see photo above).

“This is a great partnership on many levels,” said Heikki Kovalainen.

“It’s the first time that I’ve partnered with a gaming company, and it fits with my larger focus on partnering with unique brands. As a Finn, I’m also happy to be backing a Finnish company on a global platform. Most importantly, I’m a big Angry Birds fan!” he also added.

“We’re so excited to be working with Heikki on this, the first partnership of its kind in F1,” said Harri Koponen, EVP Consumer Products at Rovio Entertainment.

He also added that “the helmet looks amazing, and we think people are really going to enjoy the webgame and merchandise.”

An entire co-branded merchandise line will be released later this spring with the webgame, which will feature fun Angry Birds game levels with a racing theme in addition to other bespoke content, launching later in the summer.

 

source Heikki Kovalainen via SkySports F1 (Twitter)

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