It’s either going to be the Formula 1 dream team in 2014 or a disaster for Ferrari, as they have paired Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen to return the legendary Maranello outfit to championship winning ways.
The Alonso-Raikkonen pairing has already been billed as fire and ice, but both are adamant that they are committed to the Ferrari cause
Alonso told AP, “We will follow wherever the team priorities lie and try to do our best to win both championships. We need to work in perfect harmony and follow what the team priority is.”
Speculation among fans and pundits ahead of the forthcoming season is that the teammates who have three world titles between them will clash and the relationship erupt into open conflict.
Raikkonen, who won Ferrari’s last championship back in 2007, disagrees with the negative predictions, “There is a lot of talk outside about problems, but inside the team we have a very good feeling. It doesn’t matter who is your teammate. But for sure we have respect for each other and obviously we both try to come out on top.”
“Everyone is expecting a lot. We need to deliver,” mused Alonso ahead of the season opening Australian Grand Prix weekend starting on 14 March in Melbourne. (GP247)
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