Red Bull: How old is Kimi, 34? Daniel is 24 and the best prospect for our team 10 September, 2013 Daniel Ricciardo was chosen over Kimi Raikkonen by Red Bull Kimi Raikkonen's age played against him as Red Bull made its decision about who should replace Mark Webber in 2014, as did the fact that managing the Finn alongside Sebastian Vettel would have been a tough task for the world champion team.
Those are the claims of Helmut Marko, who as team owner Dietrich Mateschitz's right-hand man had arguably the most powerful voice before the reigning world champions ultimately signed the in-house talent Daniel Ricciardo.
'We decided what was best for us in the long term, not just what was best...
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