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How Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso Can Make Their Ferrari Partnership Work

On the face of it, the decision taken by Ferrari to pair Kimi Raikkonen with Fernando Alonso seems a highly risky one. Alonso is known to like being the team leader and have a compliant teammate, much like Michael Schumacher before him. The last time he had a teammate capable of matching him, it created friction within the team and the Spaniard left McLaren as a result.   When things aren’t going his way he has often thrown his toys out of the pram to the extent of even challenging the Ferrari management, as reported by Autosport in July. Add into the mix the fact that Raikkonen appears so laid back to the point of being horizontal and you have a pairing that is like chalk and cheese. So can a coupling that seems to have trouble...

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