Hakkinen predicts driver shake-up at Ferrari

Mika Hakkinen
Mika Hakkinen

Ferrari appears likely to shed at least one of its existing drivers at the end of the 2014 season. So predicts retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen, who thinks that the Maranello ‘glamour team’ is grappling not only with a less than fully competitive 2014 car.

The Finn thinks that Ferrari also have a driver problem, “In my opinion Ferrari is more and more into the situation of eventually replacing one of the two drivers.”

“The comments being made by Fernando Alonso do not sound like someone who will be with Ferrari for much longer. And I don’t want to say anything against Kimi Raikkonen, except that he is constantly behind his teammate,” 45-year-old Hakkinen added.

The former McLaren driver also commented on the 2014 plight of Formula 1’s reigning quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, “I do not understand how it is possible that his [Red Bull] car is permanently broken. Incredible.” (GMM)