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Ferrari: Alonso, Raikkonen association is best one in present F1

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Ferrari- Alonso, Raikkonen line-up is best one in present F1Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali says that their next year drivers’ line-up is best one in current Formula One.

Yesterday the Italian F1 outfit confirmed that, Kimi Raikkonen is returning to the team and to join Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two racing seasons.

“I would only say that the combination of Fernando and Kimi is the best one could have today in Formula 1, in terms of talent, experience, competitive spirit and the ability to move car development forward,” Domenicali told the Ferrari website regarding the Raikkonen’s return.

“As for the “poultry” question, it brings to mind football fans who are scared of rival teams because they have so many strong forwards and so they hope they will fight each other for the ball.

“For anyone thinking that the choice of Kimi is somehow an anti-Alonso choice, I can put their minds at rest: at Ferrari, everyone knows the interests of the team come first and only then those of the individual.

Also he added that, they are not worried about his cool character and also expecting the Finn can contribute in the technical framework for team. Raikkonen had made on the technical front by its new chassis technical chief James Allison, who worked with the former world champion at Lotus.

“We worked with Kimi for three years from 2007 to 2009 and we never had a problem, sure, everyone has their own ways and you can’t expect a Finn to start telling jokes in Italian or playing the clown. Domenicali said

“Honestly, I think the combination of Fernando’s expressive and passionate Latin character and the cool style, to call it that, of someone like Kimi, seems to appeal to many, including the youngsters. And our partners are also in agreement with this.

“As for the technical side of things, not only do we know full well how much Kimi can contribute at an important time like this, when the technical framework is changing so significantly, but we also have first hand information from James Allison, as to how much the Finn has also progressed in this area over the past two years.”

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