Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

'Alonso would bring trouble to Red Bull'

Sunday 18th August 2013

 RSS

Share:

'Alonso would bring trouble to Red Bull'

'Alonso would bring trouble to Red Bull'

Niki Lauda believes Fernando Alonso would not be a good mix for Red Bull while Ferrari should try to sign Kimi Raikkonen.

Red Bull are in the hunt for a driver to replace Mark Webber next season with Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo leading the running.

The duo, though, became a trio during the summer break when reports linked a frustrated Alonso to Webber's vacant seat.

At the same time other rumours arose suggesting that Raikkonen could in fact be returning to Ferrari next season as Alonso's team-mate.

Asked who he reckons Red Bull should sign, Lauda told Auto Motor und Sport: "Not Alonso for sure. That would only bring trouble to the team.

"With probably four World Championship titles with Vettel, Red Bull has the luxury of weighing Raikkonen and Ricciardo in peace.

"The one is the better short-term solution, the other long.

"They can take a risk in their driver choice. But not Ferrari."

In fact Lauda reckons Ferrari should look at getting two number one drivers as they are now a team under pressure.

"If Raikkonen doesn't go to Red Bull, then Ferrari should try to get him on board in order to have a counterweight to Alonso.

"After six years without a title, Ferrari is under great pressure."

Keeping Cool In Abu Dhabi

Editor's Picks

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Lewis, his family and Mercedes all celebrated the Brit's 2014 Drivers' Championship success in Abu Dhabi...

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton finally achieved the points difference that all his 2014 performances have justified...

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The Championships both went to Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton securing the drivers. But who finished P6? Find out...

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...