With the start of the Formula One season now only a month away, one of the biggest unanswered questions—aside from how reliable the new cars will be—is how the relationship between Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will work at Ferrari.
As he enters his fifth season with Ferrari, most consider Alonso the natural team leader and favourite to lead the Scuderia’s title challenge, with Raikkonen returning to the team after a four-year absence.
However, the ice-cool Finn proved during his spell at Lotus that he is still a race winner, and Ferrari boss Fernando Domenicali recently told La Gazzetta dello Sport via Autosport that Alonso may not have things all his own way.
Kimi knows what team he's in, he knows this is a very important challenge for him, he knows he has to deal with an ace like Fernando, with whom he'll have to work in an integrated way.
We have considered the need to pair Fernando with a driver with extra strong motivation and an experience that allows him to manage such a difficult season as this year.
A driver that knows how to manage the pressure of teaming up with Alonso and racing with Ferrari, which is always under the spotlight and if it ends up second it's a tragedy.
Here are five ways in which Raikkonen can unsettle and perhaps even beat Alonso in 2014.