F1 »

Renault: Alonso will be ours next season


Renault has added its voice to the debate surrounding the future of its double world champion driver, Fernando Alonso, insisting that it expects to see the Spaniard retained for a third straight season in 2010.

The F1 paddock at the Nurburgring remained awash with speculation that Alonso could be on his way to Ferrari for next season - despite the Scuderia having no obvious vacancy - but Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn has waded into the exchange of views by claiming that he expects the Spaniard to be at Enstone instead.

"As far as I am concerned, he'll be driving a Renault next year," Ghosn told the Europe 1 radio station on the opening day of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, on Friday, "Of course, it is necessary to ask him the question too but, for me, Fernando will be a Renault driver."

Spain's Marca and As newspapers, as well as various Italian titles, have been confident in their reporting of the situation, insisting that Alonso will be wearing scarlet in 2010, with Kimi Raikkonen the most likely to make way for the Spaniard, despite having signed an extended deal to drive for Ferrari until the end of next season.. While Maranello has tacitly denied that there will be any change in its line-up, Raikkonen is showing increasing interest in rallying and, despite improved form so far this year, could well be on his way out, leaving Alonso to partner Felipe Massa.

The Spaniard, however, also took another opportunity to play down the speculation, which suggests that confirmation of the deal could come at Monza in September.

"They are only rumours - and they have been happening for the last four or five years," Alonso claimed, "We are not even at the halfway point of the season - we are in the beginning of July and, normally, it is only after the summer that the time is right to talk with people. I am very happy with Renault, and I think we will have a much better second half to the season. Everything is open, but there is no hurry [to do a deal] at the moment."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R29, Turkish F1, Istanbul Park, 5th-7th June, 2009
23.03.2017 - Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
23.03.2017 - detail  Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.03.2017 - detail  Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.03.2017 - detail  Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.03.2017 - detail  Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.03.2017 - Mattia Binotto (ITA) Chief Technical Officer, Scuderia Ferrari and Maurizio Arrivabene (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal
23.03.2017 - Maurizio Arrivabene (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal
23.03.2017 - Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director and Alain Prost (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Special Advisor
23.03.2017 - Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren MCL32
23.03.2017 - Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
23.03.2017 - Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.03.2017 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 and Guenther Steiner (ITA) Haas F1 Team Prinicipal
23.03.2017 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
23.03.2017 - Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director
23.03.2017 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
23.03.2017 - detail  Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
23.03.2017 - Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 helmet

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.