Kimi Raikkonen great but a clear strategy is what Ferrari need

Expecting the Finn to make Ferrari fly on the tarmac from next year may well be what is farthest from the truth. After all, every gifted driver needs a completely devoted team to make magic happen.

updated: September 12, 2013 14:09 IST
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He may be known as the Flying Finn but Kimi Raikkonen's wings will now be under tremendous strain. Piggybacking Ferrari will not be an easy on the man who won nine Grand Prix titles with the side earlier.

In fact, the last time Ferrari won the title was in 2007 when the 33-year-old racer nudged past Lewis Hamilton to finish with 110 points and the drivers' championship. That was before a certain Red Bull stepped in, stampeding its way forward.

The current scenario, for reference, shows exactly why Raikkonen can only do so much for the Italian team this time around. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso may be second as things stand before the Singapore GP but he is trailing Sebastian Vettel by a massive 53-point deficit. And it is precisely this deficit that has highlighted all the things Red Bull have done right and what Ferrari have not.

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