Fernando Alonso welcomes Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari

Alonso welcomes Raikkonen to Ferrari
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Fernando Alonso welcomes new teammate Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso has welcomed new teammate Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari.

Former world champion Raikkonen was named as Felipe Massa's replacement on Wednesday after signing a two-year deal that will start next season.

The Finn enjoyed a previous spell with the team from 2007 to 2009, during which he won the World Championship.

"I'd like to welcome my new travelling companion," Alonso told Ferrari's official website. "Together, starting next year, we will have to tackle a very demanding technical and racing challenge."

Raikkonen won the first race of the current season at the Australian Grand Prix but has failed to top the podium since.

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus is interviewed in the paddock by the media during previews to the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on July 25, 2013
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