Hakkinen's verdict on Kimi and Bottas

Hakkinen's verdict on Kimi and Bottas

In an exclusive column for AUTOSPORT, double world champion MIKA HAKKINEN gives his view on Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari return and explains why he rates Valtteri Bottas so highly

To see Kimi Raikkonen back in a Ferrari this year will be fantastic for the Finnish fans, but it will not be easy for him going up against Fernando Alonso.

When I was at McLaren many years ago and a new driver came in, I had an advantage because I knew all the mechanics and the car was tailor-made for me, so I wouldn't give an easy time to a newcomer.

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