Sauber has signed Kimi Raikkonen for two years - is this a good move for the team to have all that experience, or is it an insurance policy for Ferrari in case Charles Leclerc fails?
Joao Santos, via email
Raikkonen at Sauber could go either way. I was always sceptical about these kinds of experienced drivers who were just looking for another pay cheque and not necessarily motivated to prove themselves like a young driver is.
When Jordan started in 1991, Eddie signed Andrea de Cesaris with his Marlboro backing and at first I was very disappointed. He had a reputation for crashing, but he brought some much needed experience to the team and performed very well during the season, so in the end I was pleased to have him there. As Sauber is a team in a rebuilding phase, perhaps Raikkonen can have a similar effect.