Kimi Raikkonen's age played against him as Red Bull made its decision about who should replace Mark Webber in 2014.
That is the claim of Dr 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 immediately," Austrian Marko told Brazil's O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.
"How old is Kimi, 34? Daniel is 24. And the contract is for three years.
"So Daniel was the one who offered the best prospects for our team," he added.
But Marko also acknowledged that...
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