Analysing Alonso's Relationships with Teammates: Can He Handle Kimi Raikkonen?

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Analysing Alonso's Relationships with Teammates: Can He Handle Kimi Raikkonen?
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Fernando Alonso is widely considered to be the best all-rounder in Formula One.

He's quick, calm and determined and is great at building a team round him. Next year, with Felipe Massa confirming his departure on Twitter, he'll have a new challenger to his bubble at Ferrari.

According to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson, a two-year deal has been confirmed for Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn was Ferrari's 2007 world champion but had the final year of his contract paid off in 2009 in order to bring Alonso into the team.

Raikkonen might not have loved being dumped for Alonso, but will it affect the pair's relationship? Since entering F1 in 2001 with Minardi, Alonso has faced up to six teammates in four teams. 

We take a look at the drivers he's shared garages with over the years, and how he fared personally as well as on track against them.

Here's a hint: they are mostly harmonious—so long as Alonso has the upper hand. Given that Raikkonen will offer the Spaniard a greater challenge than Massa has in recent years, that could be interesting for 2014...

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