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Domenicali: Alonso and Vettel could co-exist

Ferrari reckons a Fernando Alonso-Sebastian Vettel combination could work

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali reckons that Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could 'easily co-exist together'.

Reports linking Vettel to the Scuderia for 2014 surfaced last month, although the German was quick to play down the speculation, even if he has previously expressed a desire to drive for Ferrari at some point in his career [see separate story - here].

“I think they are both intelligent guys and they could easily co-exist together,” Domenicali confirmed to the official Ferrari website this week.

Meanwhile, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone added that he also thinks such a combination would work.

“That wouldn't be a problem: both are drivers who are always looking for a new challenge and to be in the same team would be a new and big challenge. They would both think they can bear the other one, as they are sure of themselves and Stefano would do what was required to so that they were treated equally.

“It would be a case of doing what I did at Brabham in 1979 with Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet. I told them, 'guys it's simple: whichever one of you is quickest is the team number 1'.”

Despite that though, Ecclestone added that the German shouldn't make the move just yet: “I wouldn't advise him to, as he's still too young!

“Usually, a driver ends his career at Ferrari, therefore it could happen one day,” Ecclestone concluded.

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lol - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 4:07 PM

So, who would then be the number 1 driver ? Alonso is going to be so happy getting real competition from a fast driver, last time that happened he lost, lost the plot, cheated, publicly blackmailed the team... and went and hid in a renault for 2 sesaons rather than face more humiliation. I bet this made his day, it certainly has made mine !

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