Häkkinen tips Räikkönen to beat Alonso
11 February 2014 – Mika Häkkinen believes that Kimi Räikkönen will get the better of Fernando Alonso during their first campaign as team-mates at Ferrari.
This season, teams and drivers are getting to grips with turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engines plus a host of aerodynamic and chassis changes.
And Häkkinen expects Räikkönen to experience a much smoother transition, describing his fellow Finn as less aggressive than Alonso.
"I think Kimi's driving style is really perfect for these turbo cars," two-time World Champion Häkkinen explained in an interview with Spanish daily newspaper Marca. "Alonso pushes too hard, so I think Kimi will beat him.
"Everyone knows Ferrari has huge resources to develop during the season. The development will not stop, even if good engineers leave. And Kimi does not have to be worried about the financial side, Ferrari has what it takes."
Räikkönen remains Ferrari's most recent title winner with his 2007 triumph.