F1 » Ferrari: Alonso 'better' than Raikkonen, 'similar to Schumi'


Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali explains the reasons behind the Scuderia's decision to replace Kimi Raikkonen with Fernando Alonso for F1 2010 - and why he believes the Spaniard can be as good as Michael Schumacher...

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GP One

December 08, 2009 12:09 PM

Oh come on... at least let him race first before singing him praises. Or it'll make you look like a total jack when he failed to deliver.

Honestly, I think alonso is a strong championship contender. I will not be entirely surprised if he finished runner up in the championship.

JohnsonsEvilTwin

December 08, 2009 12:49 PM

The failure here has more to do with Ferrari failing to predict Raikkonens work ethic. They arrogantly thought that it was McLarens sober suited ways that kept Kimi form being himself, when the reality was McLaren were in fact managing Kimi far better than Ferrari ever could! I dont think Domenicalli is to blame either, he is cleaning up the mess that he inherited. I hope he does well for Ferrari as he seems the likeable sort, unlike alot former Ferrari employees.

Racing Lover - Unregistered

December 08, 2009 1:05 PM

What I can see is the way of Ferrari going back to mediocre team, just like before Schumacher era in Ferrari. They will not be able to manage this team better.
2009 campaign has demonstrated that! When McLaren was clearly have sorted out their problem at second stage of 2009 season, Ferrari was no where!! They luckily won in Belgium just because Raikkonen's effort!! But Hamilton won two races easily in 2009 in superior car on track!
Ferrari has changed a lot! The team is supposed to be managed by non italian people!

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

December 08, 2009 1:56 PM

Well they were hardley gonna say Kimi is faster than FA were they?? FA is fast tho no doubt about that. We'll see how he goes against Massa. I hope FM outdrives FA but I doubt it. FM to leave Ferrari in 2011 then???

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