Formula 1: Who's Better for Red Bull, Kimi Raikkonen or Daniel Ricciardo?

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Formula 1: Who's Better for Red Bull, Kimi Raikkonen or Daniel Ricciardo?
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Mark Webber's decision to leave Formula One at the end of the year has freed up a seat at Red Bull alongside Sebastian Vettel. Several names have been mentioned, but the battle to fill it appears to be down to two menKimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Raikkonen appears to be the obvious choice. The 2007 World Champion is without question one of the best drivers on the grid, a man with a proven record in both qualifying and the race.

Ricciardo on the other hand is a relative newcomer. With just 41 race starts to his name and not much in the way of results, on paper he's the outsider.

But he came up through the Red Bull Junior Team programme, which has so farVettel asidebeen a bit of a failure. Bumping him into the senior team might provide a morale boost for other youngsters coming up through the ranks.

Fans generally want to see Raikkonen get the seat. His talent deserves a car which is capable of winning championships, and it would certainly be interesting to see Vettel up against another top driver.

But is he really the best choice?

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