Villeneuve: In the first three races Fernando is trying to destroy Kimi psychologically

Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 16 March 2014

Fernando Alonso is going all out to ‘destroy’ his new Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the first three races of the season according to Jacques Villeneuve, Formula 1’s outspoken 1997 world champion.

Although Villeneuve acknowledged that the predictions of outright war between the two world champions have not yet been proven to be correct, he believes that the psychological war has most certainly begun.

“In the first three races Fernando is trying to destroy Kimi psychologically. He will try, at all costs, finish ahead of teammate and get the team to rally around him,” Villeneuve said.

“Fernando’s plan is obvious – he wants to beat Kimi at all costs,” said the French Canadian. “In the tests it was all calm, but in Melbourne Fernando showed his true potential.”

Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Practice, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Friday 14 March 2014

Indeed, Finn Raikkonen struggled with the handling of his 2014 Ferrari throughout the Melbourne weekend, while Spaniard Alonso comfortably beat him in Qualifying and the race.

But Villeneuve tips Raikkonen to fight back and insists, “Kimi is not an ‘Iceman’ – he has created this image to isolate himself, but like any driver, he doesn’t like bad results.

“But I don’t think that Kimi’s fans should worry – he also had problems with the handling in 2007 but he still became world champion.

“I think the rule changes will even play into his hands,” Villeneuve told Germany’s Sport Bild. “In qualifying, Alonso will be faster, but this year that’s not so important.” (GMM)

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  • Amos James

    Yep.

  • Barlow

    Alonso and people like Jock should realize that Kimi is called the”Iceman” for a reason, and that is he doesn’t care what people like Alonso and other has beens say or write about him. No matter what people say or write about him, Kimi will race as hard as he can, so long as the car he is driving has forward momentum!! Jock you should try and get a real job, and let the professional commentators do the play by play!!

  • farizY

    “In the first three races Fernando is trying to destroy Kimi psychologically. He will try, at all costs, finish ahead of teammate and get the team to rally around him,”
    I believe each an every single driver wants to beat his teammate,not just Alonso. It is a known fact that your biggest rival is your teammate, so no issue here.

  • Amos James

    He’s certainly been the iceman since around june last year….. moving at a glacial pace

  • Spartacus

    I agree.
    Kimi will race as hard as he can, SO LONG AS HE IS GETTING PAID too!

  • Dr. Azlan

    Ferrari is a lousy car maker. They lost last year and will lose again this year.

  • symanski

    Every interview Alonso gave in Australia he was desperate to remind everybody that he was quicker than Kimi and finished higher up too. Wonder how he’ll deal with being beaten by Kimi and if he’ll remind everybody of that? It’s going to be interesting to watch and certainly one race doesn’t answer who will finish on top.

  • http://bryanvcpalacio.weebly.com brianne

    so what does villanueve want this time? for Alonso to stay behind kimi? pointless comment once again from Jacques

  • symanski

    Every interview Alonso gave in Australia he was desperate to remind
    everybody that he was quicker than Kimi and finished higher up too.
    Wonder how he’ll deal with being beaten by Kimi and if he’ll remind
    everybody of that? It’s going to be interesting to watch and certainly
    one race doesn’t answer who will finish on top.

  • klmak2

    This guy ‘Villeneuve’ seems a die hard fans and the spokesman for Ferrari and Alonso, only the red car and the Spanish in his own world.

  • gracias

    no offence but villenueve no more belongs to f1…he should think of doing something else rather than cheap publicity

  • RBC

    Yeah or he is just going as fast as possible, like he always does…

  • =El Presidente=

    that was really funny mate! 😀

  • Amos James

    He has the same number if championships as Kimi.

  • Touche Turtle

    Sure, very funny.
    Actually people just remember what they want to remember. Here, some Kimi’s results since around June last year:

    June 30th: 4th
    July 7th: 2nd
    July 28th: 2nd
    September 22nd: 3rd
    October 6th: 2nd
    October 13th: 4th

    2nd, 3rd and 4th. Not so bad for a guy with glacial pace.

  • Touche Turtle

    In fact, he was 3rd in the standings just before to quit because he had been paid 0 (Zero) Euros for all the hole year.

    This guy was behaving as a real professional.

  • War

    The hack strikes again, is this the same Psychological warfare Villinerd tried on Button when Jenson went to BAR…. because that worked so well for him there….. Villinerd didn’t see out the season.

  • Hawk

    thanks Turtle
    it is always good to hit back with facts

  • Tamburello1994

    JV’s trying way to hard to remain relevant.

  • Jamie Huntoon

    JV shut up and go back to Canada…no wait I live in Canada..go somewhere else.

  • Stoner

    Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, John Surtees, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Keke Rosberg, Alan Jones and many other Drivers have 1 championship like Kimi and Villeneuve. So what’s your point? trolling, hate, some sort of mental condition,,, you seem to have had some troubled childhood. talking nonsense, posting negative comments all the time against one particular driver. I’ll suggest a better cure for you, all you need to do is to STFU.

  • Stoner

    Hey Turtle, thanks for shoving this up ‘Amos James’s mouth. The anti-Kimi comments that comes out his mouth resembles the thing that comes out of a donkeys behind. Check out his comments in all the news pages related to Kimi Raikkonen in this website, you will know what I mean.

  • Stoner

    Hey Turtle, thanks for shoving this up ‘Amos James’s mouth. The anti-Kimi comments that comes out his mouth resembles the thing that comes out of a donkeys behind. Check out his comments in all the news pages related to Kimi Raikkonen in this website, you will know what I mean.

  • Stoner

    JV trying to get some attention here

  • Amos James

    Are u ok, stoner? You seem angry.

    Anger leads to hate.

    Hate leads to the dark side.

    Something something something dark side.

    Something something something complete.

    Cheer up, stoner. Jesus loves you (I assume you’re in a Mexican prison)

  • Amos James

    I love how u react to everything I say. I’ve really enjoyed owning you over the last few weeks.

    Nice to know u search out my opinion. I’m flattered.

    Won’t kimi get jealous, tho? You can’t have a crush on both of us!

  • Amos James

    Sorry, I meant in comparison to grosjean. He’s still faster than stoner, but doesn’t move quite as quick as stoner’s mum.

  • Amos James

    Who knows, it hasn’t happened, yet. Kimi’s still in go-slow mode at the moment. Couldn’t even pass grosjean in the lotus.

  • Touche Turtle

    You’re welcome Hawk

  • Touche Turtle

    You’re welcome Stoner. Now he says sorry, tries to fix his comment (again wrong) and attacks you.

    Regarding his F1 knowledge… Nothing, doesn’t show anything.