Fernando Alonso: 'Kimi Raikkonen is no quicker than Fernando Alonso'

Alonso: 'Raikkonen no quicker than Massa'
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Fernando Alonso believes that Felipe Massa is every bit as quick as future teammate Kimi Raikkonen, and that Ferrari's car will determine the team's success.

Fernando Alonso has claimed that incoming Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen is no faster than current teammate Felipe Massa.

The Finn drove alongside Massa for the Italian team from 2007 to 2009

Raikkonen will rejoin Ferrari next season, but the Spaniard believes that the ability of the car will determine how successful their season is.

"In terms of speed, Felipe is not any slower," Alonso told reporters.

"When they were together, Felipe was as quick as him in any way.

"So if we have a competitive car we will enjoy the season and do very good things. If not, it will be very similar to this year."

Alonso was speaking ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend.

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France applaud Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, as he celebrates after winning the Formula One Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam on October 6, 2013
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