Alonso: Raikkonen is a driver who has a rare talent and from whom I can learn a lot
21 December, 2013
Fernando Alonso is using the festive season to start firing up the troops at Ferrari with some choice quotes before the brief Christmas and New Year hibernation period kicks in.
Speaking at a Santander function in Madrid, the Spaniard said, “I have faith in Ferrari and I am happy to be able to work with Raikkonen, a driver who has a rare talent and from whom I can learn a lot.”
“The experience he and I have will be vital to develop the car: the most important thing is that we work together for Ferrari and that a red car is first across the line, no matter which one.”
Asked about his optimism despite again playing second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull in the F1 Championships, he responded, “Why am I optimistic? Because I’m in the Scuderia. Maybe now there are those who believe that it would be better to choose Red Bull, but Ferrari is always the winning hand and one has to have maximum faith in them.”
“I hope [that] we can improve on 2013, maybe making the most of the rule changes to be at the same level as the best,” added the double F1 World Champion. (GP247)
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