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From space to the racetrack: Angry Birds launches Formula 1 themed game

Angry Birds in space not enough for you? How about Angry Birds on a Formula 1 track? Well, you’re in luck — the Finnish gaming giant launched a themed web version of their fowl-flinging game today, as part of their sponsorship with Caterham F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen.

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It’s all chequered flags and red starting lights in Angry Birds Heikki — the game takes place on Formula 1 race tracks around the world. Currently, the only level available is set on the site of the upcoming British Grand Prix (Silverstone) but that will change as the real-life F1 championship continues and the remaining 11 tracks unlock.

It’s quite a heavily branded game — the Finnish driver currently holds the top score and the site is littered with links to his Facebook page, which players are rewarded for visiting. For example, you can gain some ‘Heikki power’ by entering a code (that is yet to be posted) on Kovalainen’s official fan page.

It seems Rovio is keen to sponsor Finnish F1 drivers — sharp-eyed Formula 1 fans may have spotted a character from Angry Birds Space on the side of Kimi Räikkönen’s team cap this season. The former world champion and current Lotus driver (nicknamed “The Iceman”) partnered with Rovio on a line of “Ice Bird” merchandise, which is available in their online store.

Update:

If you would like to unleash Heikki’s F1 helmet on the poor piggies, the power up codes are now available on his Facebook page.