Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Alonso headed for Ferrari?

MADRID, July 9, 2009 (AFP) – Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is planning to switch from Renault to Ferrari for next year's F1 season, Spanish sports newspapers Marca and AS reported on Thursday.FERNANDO_ALONSONegotiations about the Spanish driver’s transfer are close to completion and could become official at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 11-13, according to the reports which were echoed by Italian media.

The 27-year-old Spaniard won the driver’s championships in 2005 and 2006 for Renault and is under contract with the French manufacturer until the end of next year but with a get-out clause which he can activate earlier.

Alonso, currently ninth in the driver’s championship table, has expressed dissatisfaction with Renault’s under-performing R29 model, even though engineers say radical improvements are on the way.

Ferrari are believed to be less than happy with Kimi Raikonnen, currently tenth in the table, and could be keen on the idea of Alonso partnering Felipe Massa. But the Italian firm would find it very expensive to buy the Finn out of his cast iron contract.

According to the Spanish reports, Alonso has secured the backing of Spanish financial giant Banco de Santander to get a five-year deal with Ferrari.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved