Alonso says his mind is set over 2015 seat

By on Saturday, October 4, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says his mind is set amid speculation that the Spaniard is to move to McLaren-Honda for the 2015 campaign.

Alonso, who qualified in fifth position for the Japanese Grand Prix, is set to leave Ferrari at the end of the season.

Alonso says he was surprised by Saturday's announcement confirming that Sebastian Vettel is to leave Red Bull at the end of 2014, with the German expected to replace McLaren-bound Alonso at Ferrari.

"Today was surprise - the announcement of Vettel leaving Red Bull," he told BBC Sport.

"Everyone was waiting for an announcement on my side, but the situation on my side is that the priority is to help Ferrari this weekend.

"Let's say I have had my mind set for two or three months, everything is moving in the right direction but I am still not 100% decided. I can go more or less where I want to go in the time I want to go and I will use my time in the best way."

Alonso did not rule out the possibility of remaining with Ferrari.

"Anything is a possibility," he said. "I don't know if he is going to Ferrari first of all. My first priority is to help my team in these races, then my future and Sebastian is very low priority at the moment.

"My plan is going well, everything is moving in the right direction, hopefully soon."


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