Date: 13th August 2014 at 9:35am
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Romain Grosjean is in the interesting position of having previously had both Fernando Alono and Kimi Raikkonen as former team-mates.

For seven races at the end of the 2009 season Formula One season, Grosjean was paired up with Alonso during the Enstone team’s Renault years.

Then returning as a Lotus driver, Grosjean was team-mates to Raikkonen over the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

For 2014, Raikkonen returned to Ferrari, the team in which he took the 2007 Formula One World Title.

It was a move to excite all Formula One fans around the world, with two former F1 World Champions in the same team.

Who would come out on top on what surely has to be a close battle?

Well the close battle never materialised, with Kimi heavily outperformed by his team-mate.

His best finish so far has been a sixth place in Hungary, whilst Alonso has stood on the podium twice.

Alonso has also scored 88 more points over the course of the season to-date.

‘I know what he [Kimi] doesn’t like and I think this year’s cars don’t suit him very well, He needs a good front-end and that car doesn’t give this feeling.

‘It’s hard to explain, but it can change your confidence.’
Grosjean told Autosport Magazine.

Regarding Alonso he continued: ‘When I was with Fernando I was inexperienced and the car wasn’t the best.

‘He could always get on top of what he had and get 100 per cent from the car, even though he had to drive three different styles in the lap, which is very good.

He concluded: ‘To be fair, at the beginning of this year I didn’t know which one was going to be the best. To me, they are both very strong.’

Will Kimi recover in the second half of the season? Or will Alonso continue to dominate?