EJ doubts Raikkonen, Red Bull mix

Monday 22nd July 2013

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EJ doubts Raikkonen, Red Bull mix

EJ doubts Raikkonen, Red Bull mix

Eddie Jordan has questioned the wisdom in Red Bull wanting to sign Kimi Raikkonen, doubting that the two would be a good mix.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner recently narrowed the pool to replace Mark Webber down to just two drivers, Raikkonen and Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo.

But while it appears as if Raikkonen is Red Bull's top pick, Jordan has raised some questions about whether the 2007 Champ, known for his abhorrence to press and marketing events, would suit the team.

"At first I was pretty sure that it will be Raikkonen but now I'm ready to change my mind and here's why," the former team boss told F1news.ru.

"Sebastian Vettel will be staying at Red Bull until 2015, and this is probably not the best time for drivers to become his team-mate.

"I think Red Bull will opt for Daniel Ricciardo.

"Also I don't think Raikkonen would want to participate in the extensive program of Red Bull, associated with marketing, work with sponsors, photo shoots, and so on that the drivers of that team have to do.

"Red Bull sells it marketing programme and Kimi Raikkonen just wants to be a race so they won't find a common language."

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