'Ferrari pairing explosive' – Schumacher
13 September 2013 – Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher has described Ferrari's 2014 driver line-up of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen as "an explosive mixture".
Earlier this week it was announced that current Lotus driver Räikkönen is to re-join his former employers on a two-year agreement next season, with Ferrari opting to field two title winners for the first time since Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Farina in 1953.
And Schumacher, who claimed five of his Drivers' crowns with the Italian marque, says he is looking forward to watching a "spectacular" intra-team battle unfold.
"Ferrari with Fernando and Kimi sounds like an explosive mixture," Schumacher, 44, explained to Germany weekly Sport Bild. "For motorsport fans it will obviously be very spectacular, and for the competition a hard one to swallow. It will be exciting to follow."
Räikkönen remains Ferrari's most recent World Champion with his dramatic 2007 triumph; Alonso has twice finished runner-up since joining the outfit back in 2010.