(Eds: New approach, with added quotes from Alonso, Raikkonen. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS LINES AP Sports Writer Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso insist they will be able to cooperate as Ferrari teammates next season despite many predicting friction between two former world champions who are accustomed to being the No. 1 driver in their team.
The two drivers spoke for the first time on Thursday - ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix - since Ferrari announced it had signed Raikkonen to a two-year deal from 2014, replacing Felipe Massa.
Raikkonen said both he and Alonso were mature enough to be able to resolve any problems that may arise.
''I don't see the reason why it would not work,'' Raikkonen said. ''We are all old enough to know what we are doing. ... If there is something, I am sure we can sort it through. It is not like we are 20-year-old guys any more. I might be wrong, but time will tell.
''For sure there will be hard fight on the race circuit, and sometimes things go wrong...