Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Alonso denies he's leaving Ferrari

Friday 20th September 2013

Share:

Alonso denies he's leaving Ferrari

Alonso denies he's leaving Ferrari

Fernando Alonso is adamant he's not considering a move to McLaren as he intends staying at Ferrari "until the end."

On Friday, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh told journalists in Singapore that he would welcome Alonso back despite the Spaniard's one acrimonious season in Woking.

"Yes - any team would. He's the best driver," he told the BBC. "I don't know his contractual situation. I assume he's under contract."

Whitmarsh's comments came in the wake of Ferrari's decision to sign Kimi Raikkonen, a move that some feel has not gone down well with Alonso.

But despite all that, the double World Champion insists he has no intention of leaving Ferrari and in fact wants to end his career with the Scuderia.

"Not really," he said when asked if he wanted to return to McLaren.

"I keep repeating every weekend - and I don't know why I have to keep repeating - I love Ferrari and I will stay in Ferrari until the end.

"It is nice to have the comments from the other team principals every year saying they respect my job and my profesionality - especially McLaren as there were so many rumours that we had a lot of problems that year, but I always say that I had no problems with anyone. It was just the philosophy of the team or rather one man in the team that is no longer there.

"It is good to have these comments, but I have no intention (of leaving). I have three more years with Ferrari and I hope many more to come if we can extend the contract and that will be my hope."

The double World Champion also reiterated that he believed Raikkonen "was the best option for next year."

The Season Finale In Pictures

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...