Hakkinen believes that Raikkonen will beat Alonso this year

Mika Hakkinen with Kimi Raikkonen

Mika Hakkinen with Kimi Raikkonen

Not everyone in Formula 1 believes that Kimi Raikkonen will struggle to keep up with Fernando Alonso at Ferrari this season.

Despite the fact that returning Finn Raikkonen is the Italian marque’s last Champion, departed Felipe Massa recently tipped Alonso to lead this year because he “combines talent with brains”.

Raikkonen’s countryman Mika Hakkinen, however, the 1998 and 1999 World Champion with McLaren, thinks thatFerrari will “win with a Finn”.

“I think Kimi’s driving style is really perfect for these turbo cars,” he is quoted by the Spanish daily, Marca.

“Alonso pushes too hard, so I think that Kimi will beat him.” (GMM)

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  • Boycottthebull

    Birds of a feather stick together! Kimi can only succeed if the car is set up within the narrow parameters he likes to drive well. You cant achieve those parameters if you dont help develop the car and only show up on race weekends, a particularly unprofessional trait that Ferrari have pointed out about Kimi in the past. Alonso will be up front.

  • Soren Thygesen

    And yet Ferrari rehired him. Go figure, eh? Your comment about him only showing up on race weekends is a myth. Kimi works hard whenever he has to. This has been proved time and again. Key personell from every team he has worked with in F1 has confirmed this many times. This myth is merely a badge that the press loves to give Kimi.

    Secondly, Mika Hakkinen is usually pretty critical of Kimi. Anyone who follows finnish F1 press knows that. So “birds of a feather” is not correct either.

    As for who will be in front, only time will tell.

  • Tamburello1994

    It’s really put up or shut up time for Fernando. Beating Kimi would be a nice cherry on top on the way to a third title, cementing the legacy in the process – Finally getting it done for Ferrari – and ending Vettel and RB’s run. True greatness awaits. On the other hand, The McLaren rumors (and the excuses) will only get louder if it’s anything less than a serious championship run.

    No pressure on Raikkonen as he has been right here before and has proven he can win it all – Underestimating him is a mistake. He no doubt will be motivated to show getting rid of him after 2009 (and hiring Alonso) was a mistake. Gotta hand it to Kimi for hauling himself back in this position. Doubtful he will squander this opportunity to prove it

    I expect both to drive them like they stole them.

  • fools

    ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC. Beating ALONSO? LOL! He hasnt done that in 2 years since his return. Plus they admire each other. They are in good standing. Don’t let critics, media, and trolls put poison on who’s best. Alonso has 2 WDC Kimi 1 WDC.

    What do you know? They are both Finnish…Of course hes backing him. He always has.

    Obvious much. Cant wait for good battles though.

  • Seán

    Good point well made! … Also, lets not forget, Kimi has been racing in more competitive cars for a longer time that Alonso when Fernando beat Schumacher, a 7 times WDC, TWICE IN A ROW! … Schumi is my idol, so I didn’t take it too well, but with hindsight, Alonso is by far the most complete driver since Schumi. Anyone who says otherwise is just talking cr4p and embarrasing themselves! … Alonso will wipe the floor with the “Ice Man” … Fire melts ice … I’d rather have fire personally …

  • Seán

    How can you say that about Alonso. he has kept the egg of the face of the scuderia for 4 years now … what you been watching …

    Oh, and saying that there is no pressure on Kimi … C’mon … a returning champion … taken on for his consistency in scoring points … Alonso is a known quality to Ferrari, Kimi was jettisoned for Fernando … as you point out … so how can you say there is no pressure … Are you aware of the actual hostility involved, its a worse story than when they cleared out MS … Much worse ????

    With a name like yours, it speaks volumes, although when you post, it shows that its nothing more than a moniker for you to say whatever you feel … right or wrong … unreal!

  • hulkdog

    remember how montoya used to drive around kimi n alonso back when he was at williams, and then went to mclaren n kimi destroyed him so bad that he left f1.
    if ferrari have decent car and they dont start playin with kimis strategy, kimi will beat moaning alonso without a sweat. imagine if kimi gave 110% no one would be able to stop him.
    i just hope he`s motivated enough to shove santander in alonsos mouth after all santander is the one that cost kimis 2008 title and bribed ferrari to get rid of him.

  • Tamburello1994

    Whatever you say dude. Whatever you say. (smh)

  • Hunter

    Kimi and Alonso have shared 10 seasons. In 5 of them Kimi has beaten Alonso. It means the half of the shared seasons. And remember before his retire in 2009, Kimi had beaten Alonso in 5 seasons and Alonso had beaten Kimi just in 3 seasons.

    Who is the best? Your opinion is just your opinion.
    And you mention the number of WDC in order to demonstrate who is the best right? So in that case Vettel is the best of all right now because he has 4 WDC. Do you agree?

  • fools

    Common sense would tell you this discussion is in regards to

    Alonso vs. Kimi.

    Your facts are False

  • Hunter

    Just because Kimi drove McLaren cars it does not mean the Renaults car was less competitive. So your comment is FALSE.
    Some years it was, some others was not.
    Beside someone can say McLaren’s cars are as competitive as Ferrari’s cars right?

    So other people who thinks different than you is just talking cr4p? Nice expression to tolerance and respect others opinions. Do you have the only truth? Yours is just an opinion, not a fact, not even a true.

    Alonso will wipe the floor with the Ice Man? The times in Jerez does not show that.. Good luck cheering Alonso, you will need it.

  • Hunter

    My FACTS are not false, Show us why they are false.

    It is clear that the arguments you use to demonstrate something here are not valid to demonstrate something you are against.

    You are contradictory. And everybody knows it already in this web page, long time ago.

  • fools

    Another fan boy. Prove what facts Alonso 2 WDC Kimi 1. Simple. My comment at first was unbiased. You came at me attacking…you are immature and yet you spit poison? for what? speak for yourself. pathetic fan. sit down.

  • Hunter

    Fan boy? LOL

    The facts I have mentioned before are Kimi has beaten Alonson in 5 seasons and Alonso has done the same in 5 seasons too.

    Your comment was unbiased??? Excuse me. This is not unbiased: …Beating ALONSO? LOL! He hasnt done that in 2 years since his return.

    It is clear for you Kimi is not a rival for Alonso. As you said Kimi has comeback from a retirement of 2 years so it is not easy to be on top the first year. The second year Kimi was in a good car, it’s true but in a struggled Team.

    You reply me telling us… Common sense tells… So what does it mean? I had a point and mentioning I could demonstrate your are biased. You REALLY are an Alonso Fan Boy even if you say: not I’m not…but Alonso is the best since many years ago and the rest is so far far away…

    And the worst thing is that everybody who thinks different than you is a troll or a fan boy for you. This is your argument to attack them and minimize their opinions. And finally you use the insult: You call me pathetic fan. Sit down That’s a different level. You showed yourself.

    So I’m asking you again: What are the false facts of my first statement?

  • fools

    Your first comment that is fact I am a fan of Alonso. Like I said read my first comment. I admire Kimi…but better then Alonso NO…the fact is what it is …Alonso 2 WDC, Kimi 1. You make it seem like Alonso wasnt 2nd place during the RB run. But that is another story. Point is read first comment.. Biased?…pathetic.

  • fools

    ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC TURBO ERA

  • Hunter

    FIRST:

    You said my facts are false just after my first statement where I don’t mention you are a fan of Alonso, I have just mentioned in the last statement of this chain of reply.

    So it demonstrates you were wrong telling my facts were false.

    SECOND:

    You say you admire??? Kimi but previously you said: (Kimi) .Beating ALONSO? LOL!

    So it is clear you don’t admire Kimi.

    THIRD:

    When you compare Vettel vs Alonso, The number of WDC doesn’t reflect if one driver is better than other. However when you compare Alonso vs Kimi, it does. Amazingly it does,

    You are not convinced of your argument in order to show that Alonso is better than Kimi, You just use it to your convenience when you can take advantage of it.

    FOURTH:

    You say you are not biased… Your first sentence in this chain of replies and in your last comment posted just some mins ago is: ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC

    Of course you are biased, Do you think someone is going to believe you are unbiased with that KIND of cheers to his favorite driver??? Just a fan boy does that kind of things,

  • Hunter

    To fools

    FIRST:

    You said my facts are false just after my first statement where I don’t mention you are a fan of Alonso, I have just mentioned in the last statement of this chain of reply.

    So it demonstrates you were wrong telling my facts were false.

    SECOND:

    You say you admire??? Kimi but previously you said: (Kimi) .Beating ALONSO? LOL!

    So it is clear you don’t admire Kimi.

    THIRD:

    When you compare Vettel vs Alonso, The number of WDC doesn’t reflect if one driver is better than other. However when you compare Alonso vs Kimi, it does. Amazingly it does,

    You are not convinced of your argument in order to show that Alonso is better than Kimi, You just use it to your convenience when you can take advantage of it.

    FOURTH:

    You say you are not biased… Your first sentence in this chain of replies and in your last comment posted just some mins ago is: ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC

    Of course you are biased, Do you think someone is going to believe you are unbiased with that KIND of cheers to his favorite driver??? Just a fan boy does that kind of things,

  • fools

    I honestly dont care what you think. why are you writing poetry. Those are not facts. All you do is take words and repeat them louder. Df? You seem to like drama. I am not about it so step off.

  • Tamburello1994

    Give up. Hunter pwned you.

    U R OVER MATCHED.

  • fools

    Over matched….who said were commenting, Simply was a fact comment. This discussion is about Alonso and Kimi. My comment is towards MIka. Not Kimi. Read fool

  • fools

    The fact is you read my first statement incorrectly.

  • Tamburello1994

    That’s right I’m piling on because you’re an idiot and it’s on full display right here.

    Hunter pointed out your contradictions and beat you all up side the head with facts. Beat you like a red-headed stepchild. Funny to read.

    Yes, You got pwned hardcore.

  • fools

    ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC. Beating ALONSO? LOL! He hasnt done that in 2
    years since his return. Plus they admire each other. They are in good
    standing. Don’t let critics, media, and trolls put poison on who’s best.
    Alonso has 2 WDC Kimi 1 WDC.

    What do you know? They are both Finnish…Of course hes backing him. He always has.

    Obvious much. Cant wait for good battles though.
    —————————————————————————-

    READ THE FIRST COMMENT.

  • Tamburello1994

    Ha- ha.

    Hey amateur don’t mistake me laughing at you as being mad.

  • Hunter

    I have been reading your comments since long time ago and what I have seen is the way you insult others who have different opinion than yours. That’s the problem.

    Do you think you like Alonso is my problem? WRONG. I like Alonso too. I like Vettel. Do we need to like just one driver?

    The problem is you are the kind of guy who use this site as propaganda for his favorite driver (and you really are a fanboy of Alonso as I proved before). You don’t let others can think or express different than you because immediately you point them as idiots or fools as your nickname is for a clear target… To
    Insult others.

    Don’t fool us telling us you are the only one who have the truth (Alonso is the best and no one can even discuss it).

    You need to learn to accept opinions different than yours. Ok fool?

    End of the story.

  • Hunter

    If you don’t care why are you replying me? You are not only a contradictory guy. You lie yourself.

    All I have done is to put you in evidence as an Alonso fan boy.

    You do like drama. You are cheering Alonso in this web starting your comments with these words:.. ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC. And if someone don’t agree with that you start to make laugh at them and to insult them. Drama, drama, drama.

  • fools

    You must be know on this site. I have never ever seen yo before posting. Yet you wanna start propaganda…Thats all you starting it.

    SAYING ALONSO FOR THE 2014 WDC IS NOT PROPAGANDA.

    ITS CALLED SUPPORT FOR YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER.

    SMH geezez

  • Hunter

    Again you, fool, are wrong. All of your conclusions are totally wrong.

    Just because I have read your comments long time ago, it doesn’t mean I have to be known. Is not possible to read the comments and to avoid to comment? Specially when there is someone insulting others just because they don’t think as him.

    Do I want propaganda? Nop. Do you think anyone is going to be famous just because is writing here? Do you really think you are famous? You are so wrong.

    I have never said you are doing propaganda just because you have written those words in capital letters? Nop. Wrong conclusion again.

    I said it because of all your comments pro Alonso and against the other drivers, whoever he is.

    However when you do that once, twice or sometimes, it is support but

    WHEN YOU DO IT EVERY TIME YOU START YOUR FIRST COMMENT… IT IS PART OF YOUR PROPAGANDA PRO ALONSO.

    Have you realized about the difference? You are wrong again.

    And there is no need to put expressions as smh and geezez. More tries to underestimate other opinions and of course drama,drama,drama.

    Don’t you have arguments?

  • Stoner

    :D