Lewis Hamilton has said he thinks it would be 'cool' to see Kimi Raikkonen partner Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull next year.

The Finn is the hot favourite to partner Vettel next year when Mark Webber makes the switch to sportscars, with Lotus boss Eric Boullier having said the defending champion are 'pushing hard' to try and sign his driver for 2014.

Toro Rosso pair Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne are also in the mix to replace Webber next year but Hamilton said he would love to see 2007 title winner Raikkonen have the chance to show what he could do in the same car as triple champion Vettel.

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"Right now it would be really cool to see Kimi in a Red Bull," he was quoted The Sun. "He would give Seb a hard time.

"Kimi is an incredible driver everyone knows that so with an even better car it would be interesting to see what he does with that."

Hamilton himself is currently embroiled in a battle for top honours at Mercedes with Nico Rosberg and heads the German in the standings, despite the fact he has yet to win while Rosberg himself has won on two occasions.

However, the Briton said the rivalry with his team-mate was proving to be a healthy and was showing him that he couldn't expect to win every time he goes out on track.

"What you learn is to take losses on the chin and to learn and grow from those experiences," he said. "You can't always be ahead of your team-mate. You can't win all the time, that's the biggest thing I have learned.

"Some things happen for a reason. But I am still the same as always. I drive aggressively and go out to win."