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Is Ferrari Favouring Fernando Alonso over Kimi Raikkonen?

For much of the 2014 Formula One season, Kimi Raikkonen has struggled to match the pace of his Ferrari teammate, Fernando Alonso. At the Spanish Grand Prix, though, Raikkonen outqualified Alonso and was leading him on track for most of the race. However, a decision by the team to put Alonso on a three-stop strategy—thought by tyre supplier Pirelli to be the best strategy at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya—while putting Raikkonen on a two-stopper allowed the Spaniard to pass his Finnish teammate at the end of the race. Raikkonen was not pleased, saying that, "Going for a two stop strategy proved to be the wrong choice because tyre degradation meant I couldn't push all the way to the end," per the official F1 website. The...

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