With much of the talk about next year’s teaming of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, the press, rightfully so, have pondered just how well that combination might work. The verdicts have been from raging disaster to modest success but as AUTOSPORT points out, Alain Prost seems to think it may work well.
Prost was the center of a very famous combination between himself and the late Ayrton Senna and that, topically, didn’t seem to work well but Prost reckons differently. He also think Kimi’s character will be a key the success of the pairing:
“It should be easier because Kimi has a different character,” he said.
I’ve argued that Kimi’s apolitical view on Formula 1 will be much easier for Fernando and Ferrari to manage. His disengaged character will not be constantly pressing Alonso but it also won’t lend itself to moving over for Alonso either and that could be where the rub comes.
There was a nice interview by BBC right here that allows Kimi to tell, in his own words, what his motiv...