Alonso to Join Ferrari at the World Finals

After making his first visit at Maranello as a future employee of the prancing horse, Fernando Alonso is expected to appear at Ferrari's 'World Finals' event at the Valencia circuit during the course of the upcoming weekend.

However, the Spaniard will not wear Ferrari-tagged clothes during the aforementioned event, as he is still very much a Renault employee for the time being. According to his contract with the French manufacturer, his last days as a representative of the marque will be at the end of the year. Only after January 1st, Alonso will be able to show up in a red uniform and become active as a Ferrari-an.

Even when visiting Maranello this week, the Spaniard was seen wearing casual clothes because of his contractual status. The Ferrari official site pointed out that he is not “an official (team) member due to his contractual commitments regarding image management, which still tie him to his previous team and his sponsors.

The event marks the combination of the season finales in no less than 4 important GT competitions – Italian, European and North American series of the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge – and is held annually on the Valencia circuit.

Despite the visit we've mentioned you about, this will be the first time Alonso will be seen in public with his new F1 employer. While in Maranello on Monday, the 2-time world champion held private meetings with Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo and was only seen by the media dropping a look at Ferrari's technical centre.
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