'Demanding' Raikkonen is committed to Alfa Romeo - Vasseur
Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur believes the demanding nature of Kimi Raikkonen has benefited the team since the Finn’s arrival from Ferrari, and believes his driver is fully committed to the team.
Ahead of the 2019 season, Raikkonen lost his place with the Scuderia, who opted to promote rookie driver Charles Leclerc from Sauber. However, as part of the change, Raikkonen returned to Sauber - now Alfa Romeo - for the first time since starting his career with the team in 2001.
Vasseur recalls the initial negotiations with Raikkonen, and credits the Finn for understanding the different demands and aspirations to a team like Ferrari.
“The advantage with Kimi is before he signed last year we had hours of discussions, about the team, the positive and negative points, where we could improve, where we have to improve,” he recollected to Autosport.com.
“We were very open about what is the real situation of the company.
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