To some people, Ferrari’s decision to sign Kimi Raikkonen for next season makes little sense.
Sure, while Raikkonen won the title in his first year as a Ferrari driver in 2007, it was a far from harmonious partnership. It lasted till the end of 2009, when Raikkonen was paid off, despite having one year left on his contract.
His replacement for the following year? A certain Fernando Alonso, who will be his team mate in 2014.
Raikkonen was seen as Michael Schumacher’s successor following the German’s retirement. Indeed, Luca di Montezemolo was famously so keen to sign Kimi, he did so before even letting Schumacher or Massa know. Schumacher was then put in a difficult position – carry...
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