Alonso wants 10 year career with Ferrari

1 December, 2010

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Dec.1 (GMM) Fernando Alonso this week said he predicts a career spanning “ten years” with Ferrari and then retirement in his late 30s.

Also during an interesting radio interview on Spain’s Onda Cero, the double world champion said he would “perhaps” like to again work closely with Flavio Briatore, while promising to “never” reprise his 2007 tenure at McLaren.

Alonso, 29, clarified that he would have not have stayed with the British team in 2008 even if he had won the preceding championship alongside Lewis Hamilton.

He said it is “more difficult” to work with Ron Dennis that it is with the FIA race director Charlie Whiting.

And when asked if Sebastian Vettel is his preferred 2010 world champion over Hamilton, Alonso answered “si” (yes), and said of his first season with Ferrari: “It was a wonderful year.”

“On balance it was superb,” the title runner-up insisted.

He was also asked about reports that Ferrari might make staff changes following the key mistakes of 2010.

“I don’t know if all the same people are continuing or not,” said the Spaniard. “What I advocate is that we are united and have a competitive car.”


  • Twiinz

    Also during an interesting radio interview on Spain’s Onda Cero, the double world champion said he would “perhaps” like to again work closely with Flavio Briatore,
    I bet Flavio will eventually end up on the pit wall for the Scuderia. Like him or hate him, he is good at it. Even if he does not come to Ferrari, he will make his way back into F1. I am sure it will create controversy, but hey, what is F1 without it?? :)

  • nope

    No he won’t. Everyone in Italy hates him and he didn’t spare cheap shots to the Prancing Horse when he was in charge at Renault. He is considered the one who launched that prick of Schumacher in F1 and he didn’t like it when he left for Ferrari. As a Ferrari fan, I rather see Briatore in a coffin than in the Ferrari garage.

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