Fernando Alonso has called for Ferrari to be "united" following upheaval at the team and rumours about his future.

A report in the Italian press earlier this week claimed that Alonso was set to swap seats with Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull, with the rumour coming after chairman Luca di Montezemolo left Ferrari. Alonso said he had no further comments to make about his future but criticised the reasoning for the rumour as he feels it could unsettle the team.

"I've been commenting about my future for 13 months now - since last August - so I have nothing new to say," Alonso said. "Sometimes it's sad when it comes from Italy, or they create these rumours for some strange purpose which is not helping Ferrari, which is why we're all here.

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"Ferrari is a much bigger brand than any individual person of us or even Formula One in general. So I respect Ferrari a lot, I try to create a good atmosphere in the team with the guys - from going out for dinner to playing basketball to playing poker to whatever - to have a very united team. It's what we need and it's what people expect from us driving for Ferrari and working for Ferrari.

"So when all these things come from Italy and it's not really clear what the purpose is ... if we know the purpose, one day I will tell you."

With Ferrari turning attentions to 2015 following a poor season, Alonso said he is still confident of finishing third in the constructors' championship despite the change of focus.

"We are Ferrari, we are much more than a normal team so we just need to keep working hard and whatever is the performance of the car, whatever is our advantage or disadvantage with Williams we will fight until the last lap of the last race. There are a lot of points on the table, Abu Dhabi is double points and there are many opportunities that we will have to close that gap.

"We had Spa and Monza which were difficult tracks for us, we knew that. Williams managed to maximise those points, they did a good job, and now we arrive at some circuits that will be a little bit in favour of the Ferrari characteristics. What we have to do is like what they did in Monza; try to maximise those opportunities and I am confident that at the end of the championship we will beat Williams."