Alonso Threatens to Quit F1 If Breakaway Happens

The prospect of seeing no less than 7 top teams quit the sport at the end of the year has made plenty of drivers consider the possibility of joining other racing series. The Formula One crisis deepens by the day, as neither of the two parties – the FIA on one side and the F1 teams on the other – seem to make the first step towards reconciliation.

Ferrari, probably the most important player in this whole equation, has lost its injunction against the FIA regulations at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris, as announced yesterday. Under the circumstances, an official statement from the Italian manufacturer regarding next year's racing programme becomes crucial, as it may lead to the sports' greatest revolution.

Known as a person to always speak his mind about F1 politics (as well), two-time world champion Fernando Alonso revealed he has no plans of driving for little teams in next year's championship. The Spaniard is believed to have already signed a pre-agreement with the Maranello team and argued the sport would just not be the same without the prancing horse.

In addition, Alonso argued that F1 is about to become a “finished sport”, as the potential F1 entries announced by the FIA will simply turn it into a second-range series.

If everything is not settled, formula one is finished and the sport will turn into GP2 with a little more pace, but there won't be any interest in it as an event. I don't want to drive for a small team. If the seven teams go, formula one disappears. With unknown drivers, it's over. You'll lose the ten best drivers in the world,” added Alonso.
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