Briatore Angry with Alonso-Ferrari Rumors

Fernando Alonso neither did nor will sign an agreement with Ferrari concerning a future move to the Scuderia in the near future. The words belong to Renault's boss Flavio Briatore, who insisted that all that's being published in the Spanish or Italian newspapers lately on the Alonso-to-Ferrari move are simply 'lies'.

“I cannot understand how people who work for newspapers can just write lies,” said Briatore, according to Spanish newspaper Diario AS.

The Spanish driver was linked with a Ferrari drive starting 2011, following his 2-year contract which he signed with Renault in the autumn of 2008. Considering that Kimi Raikkonen revealed that he wants to end his F1 career at Ferrari and his deal is due to expire in 2010 also – not to talk about the multitude of rumors concerning his early retirement from the sport – the media started making assumptions.

The rumors were also insisted upon following both Luca di Montezemolo (Ferrari CEO) and Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari team principal) stating that, after Raikkonen and Felipe Massa end their contracts after 2010, “everything is possible”.

However, Alonso was the first to dismiss such rumors, despite publicly admitting his “affection” towards the Italian Scuderia. He insisted he will stay at Renault for as long as it takes, should the French manufacturer provide him with a title-winning car.

“Hopefully this year I can be winning races and fighting for the championship and we can forget Ferrari,” said Alonso.
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