Motor racing: Alonso committed to Ferrari for the long-term
MONZA, Italy (REUTERS) - Fernando Alonso put recent speculation to bed on Thursday by committing his Formula One future to Ferrari.
"There were rumours about Red Bull, there were rumours in Italy about a sabbatical year, there were so many rumours," he told reporters at the Italian Grand Prix when asked whether he would be interested one day in a move to the reigning champions Red Bull.
"I still have three and a half more years with Ferrari which I intend to respect and hopefully to increase a little bit, and as I said, finish my career in the best team in the world which is Ferrari," declared the Spaniard.
Alonso, a double world champion with Renault, is second in the championship behind Red Bull's triple champion Sebastian Vettel.