Connect with us

Alain Prost

Prost praises Raikkonen and Ferrari 2017 F1 deal



Prost praises Raikkonen and Ferrari 2017 F1 deal

Prost praises Raikkonen and Ferrari 2017 F1 deal

F1 legend Alain Prost has backed Ferrari’s decision to stick with Kimi Raikkonen.

Finn Raikkonen’s new contract for 2017 has been controversial, given the fact younger chargers like Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo or Romain Grosjean were reportedly keen to join the fabled Maranello marque.

But Prost, who was actually fired by Ferrari in his second season with the team in 1991, backed the Scuderia’s call.

“Kimi is an icon in formula one and the sport needs personalities like that,” the Frenchman told Canal Plus.

“My view is that Ferrari’s decision to extend his contract was quite logical, especially given the rule change that is coming.

“It would have been too disturbing to have another driver, and a younger one too, when they are still trying to rebuild the team with Sebastian Vettel,” Prost added.

“As we saw at Silverstone, Ferrari is now the third force behind Red Bull and more difficult for them. They were fighting with Force India all race so they have a lot to do and they need some stability and calm because they are not at the level they should be.

“So I think it’s not a bad decision to keep Kimi for another year,” Prost said.


Click to comment

2018 F1 Launch

F1 Testing Updates

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment. All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media