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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