(© Ben Johnston 2015)
Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene has stated that he believes that his outfit have ‘the perfect combination’ in their driver pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
The four time world champion made his highly publicized move to Maranello replacing Fernando Alonso over the winter and immediately impressed the management team with his attention to detail.
Arrivabene stated that Raikkonen and Vettel have two different characters he said Raikkonen is very serious and doesn’t like to talk about stupid things. He commented that the Finn will stop talking after a while and give you a hand with the car.
He is a great guy and a good driver Arrivabene went on to explain. Vettel on the other hand is very professional and takes notes about everything and then talks through those notes with his engineers.
Ahead of the first race on 2015 Formula One season Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets in the opening winter test in Jerez while in Barcelona the teams combined times put them third fastest behind the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and the Williams Martini Racing Team.
As for where they expect the team to be in the opening race of the season neither Raikkonen nor Vettel were will to make any predictions but from what has been witnessed so far it would appear that the team have produced a somewhat improved car compared to last season.
© Ben Johnston 2015