Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Raikkonen/Vettel partnership will be interesting

Sebastian Vettel

Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi believes that Scuderia Ferrari’s new partnership of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will be interesting.

Zanardi drove in Formula One from 1994-99 before moving to the American CART series. The Italian lost both his legs in a crash in 2001. Despite his injuries, they didn’t stop him from winning a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Italian believes that Sebastian Vettel is a great driver but interestingly does not feel that the German is at the same level as Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso despite the fact that he has won four world champion titles dominating Formula One from 2010-2013.

Zanardi believes that it will be very interesting to see Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel’s performances in 2015 compared to how they both drove alongside their respective team mates in 2014.

Raikkonen and Vettel get on well away from the race track and new Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene hopes that the pair are not too friendly towards each other next season as their number one competitor will be each other.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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