Despite the fact the returning Finn Raikkonen is the Italian marque's last champion, departed Felipe Massa recently tipped Alonso to lead this year because he "combines talent with brains".
"I think Kimi's driving style is really perfect for these turbo cars," he is quoted by the Spanish daily Marca.
"Alonso pushes too hard, so I think Kimi will beat him."
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