Vergne: Alonso versus Raikkonen is a Ferrari time bomb
21 December, 2013
There is no doubt that Kimi Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari has been big news ever since it was announced in September. Many are salivating at the prospect of the two working together or not…Jean Eric Vergne believes that the Maranello outfit may have a time bomb on their hands.
The Toro Rosso driver told Corriere dello Sport, “Alonso in 2014 is undoubtedly one of the title contenders. But what worries me is the fact that Raikkonen has taken over the cockpit of Felipe Massa. Kimi is a fantastic driver, as is Fernando, together they could be a time bomb for Ferrari.”
Vergne is also convinced that the pecking order in Formula 1 will remain the same despite the massive rule changes which come into effect for the 2014 season “I do not believe that the balance of power will change very quickly. I think that Red Bull will again be ahead of Ferrari.”
The Frenchman also aired his views on the controversial double points for the season finale rule, “I find that wrong, because [in one race] it destroys the entire work of a driver during the season. As drivers, we are not excited about it.” (GP247)
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