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Keen to add to the great pantheon of F1 driver ‘happy’ emoticons, Heikki Kovaleinen celebrated his paymasters buying Caterham Cars with a spot of donuting.

Team Lotus - currently locked in a battle with Lotus-Renault to use the name Lotus - acquired the small British carmaker last week with Big Plans to ‘expand its brand profile and product family’.

They made a film celebrating their purchase, which looks all broody and cool and modern, showing a Seven in detail. You can see it here.

Or you can watch below to see a rather more different type of celebration as Heikki rags a Seven. Like watching a mildly angry radio-controlled car.

See pics of the new Caterham Seven Supersport here, and read Top Gear’s first drive of the orangey go-kart here.

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