Found September 13, 2013 on Formula 1 Blog:
While the press, fans and even Sir Jackie Stewart have been wringing their hands over Ferrari’s appointment of Kimi Raikkonen as Fernando Alonso’s teammate in 2014, other Formula 1 luminaries aren’t seeing it as an explosive train wreck waiting to happen. Red Bull’s Mark Webber says it’s merely an aggressive move and all part of a two-year plan to get Sebastian Vettel when the German’s contract expires at the energy drink team. Webber told Sky Sports F1: “There are so many reasons why it’s a bit of a gamble to help Ferrari. “Two years for probably both of them actually I think. And then what they do after that obviously [is] pick Seb up off the back of Red Bull and they keep moving from there. “But it’s a very short-term aggressive statement from Ferrari to put the team at the front.” Webber believes that Spanish driver Fernando Alonso needs to be challenged. If rumors are true, Alonso has become frustrated at Ferrari with the lack of championships and perhaps to that point, if he were

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