Iceman Kimi Räikkönen

Alonso ‘delighted’ to take on Raikkonen

Fernando Alonso says he is delighted he will share the track with Kimi Raikkonen next year, following the Finn’s return to Formula 1 with Lotus.

Raikkonen, who left the sport at the end of 2009, has secured a two-year deal with Lotus Renault to return to Grand Prix racing in 2012. Alonso believes the Finn’s comeback is good news for the sport. “I welcome him back. He’s a great driver,” Alonso said in Madrid. “He’s one of the drivers with the biggest talent on the grid, a world champion, a wonderful person… So it’s going to be a pleasure to race alongside him.”

“I’m not comparing him with anyone, but it’s not the same to start a race and get to the first corner and have Kimi Raikkonen alongside you than having a young driver or a rookie. Fighting with champions like this gives you a different feeling and more security.”


2 responses

  1. carmen

    I guess that alonso is more frightened than delighted with Kimi´s back jejeje

    Merry Christmas to all the Kimi´s fans!

    22. December 2011 at 16:50

    • Yes, I think there you are right Carmen! Kimi will rock in 2012! And Merry Christmas to you too!

      23. December 2011 at 14:14

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