Fernando Alonso officially confirmed to race for Ferrari in 2010 Formula 1 season – rpmGo.com



Lately we witnessed a lot of rumors and speculations about what driver will the Ferrari Formula 1 racing team choose for its next season to compete alongside Felipe Massa. After many debates, controversies and even arguments, it seems that the team has officially confirmed that it has signed a contract with former two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso.

“Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro announces that it has reached an agreement with the driver Fernando Alonso. The agreement covers three racing seasons, starting in 2010,” said the team in a press release. “The Scuderia’s driver line-up next season will therefore be made up of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso, with Giancarlo Fisichella in the role of reserve driver. Kimi Raikkonen will leave the team at the end of this current season, after what has been a rewarding and fruitful partnership, which saw him win the Drivers’ title in 2007. He also played a key role in Ferrari’s taking of the Constructor’s title that same year and in 2008.”

This move will definitely generate quite a lot of movements in other teams, as Raikonnen is expected to replace McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen, and race alongside the current world champion Lewis Hamilton. It is also expected that Alonso’s place at Renault will be taken by BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica at the end of the season.

What do you think about this move in F1? Will Alonso prove to be next year’s winning bet for Ferrari or has his star passed and other drivers, like Hamilton or teams like Brawn GP make Ferrari settle with dreaming of the Schumacher days? Don’t be shy to leave a comment with your opinion.

Source: AutoEvolution

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