Alonso: "Ferrari Story Gets Old!"

Fernando Alonso did the only decent thing he could do and stood by his team during times of intense rumoring such as these. Confronted with allegations that he has already signed a 2-year contract with Ferrari in the summer of 2008 and will soon be confirmed by the Scuderia ahead of the September-scheduled Italian Grand Prix, Alonso dismissed it all.

The Spaniard made it very clear that he has a contract with Renault that runs out at the end of 2010 and that the rumors linking him to the prancing horse next year are simply speculation. He didn't comment on it any further, only gave the reporters in Germany some simple “No”s to their Ferrari-themed questions.

They are only rumors. They have been happening in the last four or five years,” said Alonso in a short briefing with the German media. In addition, he also insisted he neither talked to Ferrari about a potential deal nor signed a contract with the Maranello based team.

Not only that, but the 2-time world champion revealed it won't be the end of the world if he sticks with Renault and still not benefit from a race winning car next year. While reckoning the package is just as important as the driver in Formula One, Alonso insisted his sole aim in the sport is to improve race in and race out.

It is important, but it is not the end of the world. I am missing winning - there are no doubts. I want to win and to have a performing car as soon as possible, but I also understand that this is sport and it happens everywhere – not only in motor racing.”

It happens in tennis, it happens in NBA, in football. Sometimes you go up and down in your career. In motorsport, it is even more important to have the car and the package. We saw with Michael (Schumacher), maybe the greatest driver ever, two world championships in Benetton and then five years in Ferrari waiting because this is not only the human part, it is also the team and the package,” added the 28-year old driver.
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