Ferrari Look Set To Reveal Alonso For 2010
There has been further indication today from Scuderia Ferrari that they are set to reveal Fernando Alonso as one of their drivers for the forthcoming 2010 Formula One Season.
Hot rumour ha ben floating around the paddock since 2008 that the Spaniard, and twice F1 World Champion, would join the Scuderia.
Following his move to McLaren in 2007, and then back to Renault for 2008 the team he drove for when he won both titles, it has been clear he wants to return to a front running big name squad.
Alonso could well have signed the contract, potentially revealed today, way back in July 2008.
The contract sees Alonso earn around $35million, and lasts until 2011. Although Ferrari hold an option to extend this utnil 2014, by which time Fernando would be 33.
A Ferrari spokesman said: “At this moment, there is nothing we can say. In the last few weeks, something has changed. We are talking to the drivers and when it is the proper time we will make an announcement.”
Kimi Raikkonen now looks set to depart Ferrari and head back to McLaren to partner Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile Robert Kubica will leave BMW Sauber and join Renault. A cascade of driver moves will follow the announcement. Although i think Ferrari have been shortsighted, keeping Raikkonen would have been a better option than keeping Massa.