Alonso hesitant over Ferrari future

By on Thursday, October 2, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says he will 'do what's best for Ferrari' but was hesitant to fully commit to the team for 2015.

Rumours persist that Alonso is seeking a move away from Ferrari, despite having a contact through to 2016, while recently appointed new management, including president Sergio Marchionne and team principal Marco Mattiacci, are keen to implement a long-term plan for Ferrari's recovery.

Alonso says he will prioritise Ferrari's future above his own, as he continued to be linked with McLaren.

There has not been any word with them [McLaren] as far as I know," he said.

"Being here and sitting here at a race weekend with Ferrari it would not be very respectful if I speak about other teams.

"I always put the interest of the team - and the tifosi as well as this big brand that is bigger than any of us - in front of my own interests. If there is something to talk about in the future and something better for Ferrari, then I will do whatever.

"I live for my job and I prepare myself from January 1 to December 31 with every team I drive for. It's no different here but it is more special because this is a different team and the best team in the world. I've been in this five years, giving everything in the track and the numbers speak for themselves. Outside the track, sometimes it was public sometimes it was not, my priorities are always in the best interest of Ferrari."

However, Alonso refused to be specific when asked if he could categorically rule out appearing at McLaren - or Red Bull - next season.

"This is a very difficult question to answer. I will repeat the answer: I will do the best for Ferrari."

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