Fernando Alonso has reaffirmed his support for Scuderia Ferrari and announced that he will be staying with the Italian team despite an clause in his contract which would enable him to leave.
There has been much speculation around Alonso and McLaren in recent weeks with a suggestion that he could return to the Woking-based team that he last raced for in 2007, but speaking to Sky Sports News the Spaniard said “It’s not my intention at the moment to move, I want to win here and finish the job that we start some years ago,”
“There has been a lot of talk since last summer but from my mouth there never came any interest to leave Ferrari or any words saying l would join another team. There was a lot of speculation, which is not disturbing but it created a little bit of tension and stress. Yet you also feel happy and proud that the best teams have an interest in you,” he added.
Ferrari have struggled in recent years with this year marking one of the worst in recent history. Changes at the top saw Marco Mattiacci take over the reigns from Stefano Domenicali as Team Principal and he has stated his intention to see former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn back at the team.
“Everyone would like to have Ross or would like to see Ross back at Ferrari,” he told CNN in a recent interview.
“He’s one of the most respected personalities in F1 with the highest knowledge and pedigree. Everybody would be happy with someone like Ross.”