Raikkonen risks Schumacher beating - experts

Michael Schumacher may be returning after nearly three seasons away from the Formula One grid, but he may not be the most nervous member of the Ferrari camp at present, two experts have opined. Niki Lauda is another who staged a sensational ...

Michael Schumacher may be returning after nearly three seasons away from the Formula One grid, but he may not be the most nervous member of the Ferrari camp at present, two experts have opined.

Niki Lauda is another who staged a sensational comeback in the 80s and even went on to win a third world championship, and is sure 40-year-old German Schumacher "will be brilliant" when he sits in injured Felipe massa's car.

"The most interesting thing will be to see him up against Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari -- who will be faster?" the great Austrian told Britain's Daily Mail.

"Put it this way: Kimi has to get his act together or be shown up," Lauda added.

Eddie Jordan, who gave Schumacher his debut in 1991 and is equally enthusiastic about Schumacher's impending return, agrees that the situation will be a "big wake-up call" for Finn Raikkonen.

"You will see a new Raikkonen because he will not want to be disgraced by Michael Schumacher," the Irishman told BBC radio Five Live.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Kimi Raikkonen , Eddie Jordan , Niki Lauda
Teams Ferrari , Jordan