Fernando Alonso has spoken of his desire to turn around both his fortunes and those of Ferrari after both suffered difficult 2009 seasons, but admits that he doesn't know exactly what to expect when he leaves Renault for the Scuderia.
Speaking on the eve of his final race for the Enstone team, the double world champion revealed that he had not yet been given a date for his debut with the Prancing Horse, but said that he was prepared to wait if it meant that the partnership was successful.
"There is not a date but, hopefully, it will be pretty soon, " Alonso admitted, "I don't know anything so far about the 2010 car but, hopefully, it's quick enough to fight for the title, which is the main goal, not only for myself, but for the team as well.
"After one season that was not good for me, and maybe not good enough for Ferrari either, I think next year we will have the possibility to fight. Whether you win [or] you lose, it depends on many details, but at least there is the possibility to be winning some races and, afterwards, you will see [how the season unfolds] race by race. You never have any specific programme before the championship. You take it as it comes."
Confirming that he would continue to live in Switzerland following his switch to Maranello, Alonso admitted that he expected this weekend to be a moving one for other reasons.
"Obviously, it is finishing one of the steps that you do in your career and now it is time to move forward and change team," he explained, "It will be quite an emotional race as it has been many years with Renault now, seven years with them, and I know everybody in the team. Some of them, after so many years, are good friends to me, so for sure I will miss them in the future. But a new challenge is ahead of me now and I am looking forward to next year as well."