Montezemolo: Alonso-Kimi pairing 'dangerous'
3 January 2014 – Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has conceded the decision to pair up Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen for the 2014 F1 season could be ‘dangerous’. However, he added that both have been warned that the needs of the team and the needs of the Scuderia must come first and that they are not just driving for themselves.
“Putting together Alonso and Raikkonen could be dangerous. But in F1... everything is potential danger,” di Montezemolo told Reuters. “I think that Fernando knows that he drives not for himself but for Ferrari. And Raikkonen knows that he is in the second half of his career, two very important years for him, with experience and responsibilities.”
“[Team principal Stefano] Domenicali has spoken very clearly to both of them,” he added. “They have the honour and the responsibility to drive for Ferrari and every driver knows that he has to drive not for himself but for the team.
“If a driver wants to drive for himself, there are many possibilities. They can do their own team, they can go in a different team but in Ferrari these are the rules.”