Formula 1's Latest Rumours, Talk: Ricciardo's Route, Alonso on Raikkonen & More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours, Talk: Ricciardo's Route, Alonso on Raikkonen & More
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Having won two races in his very first campaign in a leading team, Daniel Ricciardo is arguably the star of the 2014 season.

Being partnered with a world champion as formidable as Sebastian Vettel would break lesser drivers—but Ricciardo has thrived under the spotlight.

And the 25-year-old has explained how his career path played a large role in his development from hot prospect to grand prix winner, and he has advised his younger peers to follow the same route to glory.

While glory has come Ricciardo's way, Ferrari have been starved of success in 2014.

The Italian team made the bold decision to place two world champions in their cars this year, a move which usually leads to tantrums and toys flying out of prams.

Fernando Alonso, however, has claimed that he has enjoyed a good rapport with Raikkonen as both drivers work together to lift Ferrari from the doldrums.

Sergio Perez must have assumed that his career was headed for the doldrums when he was dropped by McLaren at the end of 2013.

But the Mexican, now with Force India, has recovered well and has claimed that his new team is not so different from his former employers.

Meanwhile, Alexander Rossi has stepped up his efforts to join the grid, with the American revealing discussions have taken place with a team.

Closing this week's roundup is Eric Boullier, who has criticised Formula One's self-critical nature.

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