Ecclestone: Alonso-Raikkonen a classic combination, but Ferrari needs a good car 3 January, 2014 Bernie Ecclestone with Luca di Montezemolo Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is fully behind Ferrari's controversial driver pairing for the 2014 season, but warns that the Maranello team will need to build strong car for their world champion drivers.
Some – even Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo – believe pitting former undisputed ‘number one' Fernando Alonso against the team's 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen is a bold risk.
'But I have been here since the early 70s,' the Italian said recently, 'and I know that risk is something you have to live with in Formula 1.'...
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