Alonso looking forward to Raikkonen return
21 December, 2011
Dec.21 (PVM) Two times F1 world champion Fernando Alonso has welcomed Kimi Raikkonen back to Formula 1 and relishes the prospect of going wheel to wheel again with the popular Finn.
Speaking a at a media conference in Madrid, Alonso said, “I welcome him back. He is a great driver, one of the drivers with the biggest talent on the grid, a world champion, a wonderful person… So it’s going to be a pleasure to race alongside him.”
“I’m not comparing him with anyone, but it’s not the same to start a race and get to the first corner and have Kimi Raikkonen alongside you than having a young driver or a rookie. Fighting with champions like this gives you a different feeling and more security,” added the Spaniard who replaced Raikkonen at Ferrari in 2010.