Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ferrari boss compared suddenly Räikkönen to Villeneuve

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo sees similar features in Kimi Räikkönen than team's late top driver
In this week legendary Gilles Villeneuve has been remembered. He died behind the wheel of Ferrari 30 years ago, in the qualification of Belgian Grand Prix.

- Villeneuve was a brilliant driver. Maybe not in success, but other than that he was exceptional. He was a brave and fast. My relationship with him, however, was not as close as with Lauda and Regazzoni, Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo told in TV channel RAI's broadcast.

Ferrari boss believes that Villeneuve was similar driver as Kimi Räikkonen.

- He just wanted to step on the gas. Nothing else did not really interest him. Räikkönen had similar relationship with our engineers. He only wanted to slip into the car without caring about telemetry and everything else.

Villeneuve drove for Ferrari from 1977 to 1982. Räikkönen was Ferrari's man from 2007 to 2009.

Janne Aittoniemi, Barcelona

Courtesy: reppo

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