Alonso Backs Ferrari in War Against FIA

Fernando Alonso slammed the policy adopted by the International Automobile Federation in terms of 2010 entries. As argued by the two-time world champion, one cannot leave aside the teams that have practically made the sport what it is now in favor of some yet-to-prove new entries.

What Alonso was referring to was, no doubt about it, the Maranello based Ferrari, who have already announced plans to leave the series if the FIA will not revise the regulations for the 2010 season. In response, FIA president Max Mosley insisted F1 could survive very well without the prancing horse, despite the common belief that the sport will never be the same without the all-red cars on the grid.

What has made formula one the spectacle it is are the great teams. For that reason it is not right to leave them to one side in favour of trying to get three new teams to come in,” said Alonso in an interview with Spanish newspaper Diario AS.

The 27-year old insisted, however, that he's not at all opposed to the idea of 3 new entries making the F1 field in 2010, but only that it shouldn't happen on the expense of traditional teams.

It is not that the big teams don't want them (new teams), but you can't just try everything so they can come in and then lose seven of the teams that made formula one what it is,” added the Renault champion.

Alonso is rumored to have already signed a pre-agreement with the Scuderia starting 2011. However, in the case of Ferrari dropping their F1 programme from 2010 onwards, his dreams of competing for the prancing horse in Formula One will consequently vanish. Setting the ground to a potential move to Maranello, he added:

Racing with Ferrari means even more than racing in Formula One. Any child who plays with a red car knows it is a Ferrari: it means something more. When you are with Ferrari you will never be forgotten.
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