Jean Alesi has recently admitted that he does not think that Scuderia Ferrari acted deliberately and wanted to disadvantage Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen in the battle for victory on the streets of Monte Carlo last weekend.
During the last week a large part of the British media and not only informed that with Sebastian Vettel currently leading the Formula One world championship, the Maranello’s pit strategy was an obvious ploy in order to get Kimi Raikkonen behind his German teammate, after the Finnish driver started from pole position and kept his place in front of the grid until his one and only pit stop.
Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene denies it, saying: “Kimi drives not only for Ferrari – he also wants to win races. Both are fabulous, so I stress again that Ferrari does not give team orders.”
Jean Alesi, former Scuderia Ferrari driver in the ’90s, agrees with this idea: “I can understand Kimi’s disappointment – he had a great weekend overall.” – Jean Alesi said, as reported by Canal Plus – “But Vettel won with a clear victory. It reminded me a bit of the final at Roland-Garros – when one wins, the other is always unhappy. But everything was decided on the track. The team did nothing to favour a driver and I have nothing to add.” – the former French Formula One driver of Italian origin concluded.
The Formula 1 championship continues with the Canadian Grand Prix, which is schedueled to take place on June 11.