Alonso: There's nothing above Ferrari

Wednesday 10-April-2013 15:34

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso says he will finish his Formula One career at Ferrari.

Having joined the Italian outfit from Renault at the start of the 2010 season, Alonso signed a new five-year contract midway through the 2011 campaign.

With his long-term future secure, the Spaniard - who also had stints with Minardi and McLaren - admits he can't see himself driving for another team on the Formula One grid.

Asked 'Would you like to end your career at Ferrari?' during a Twitter Q&A on the team's website, he replied: "Yes, that's what I'm going to do.

"It's the best team in the world, there's nothing above Ferrari."

Alonso and Ferrari head to this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix looking to bounce back from a disappointing outing in Malaysia last time out. After qualifying P3, the Spaniard's race was over by lap two after he made contact with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel during the opening exchanges.

Ferrari had a chance to pit him after the initial incident, but they decided to keep him out and unfortunately his damaged front wing gave way, forcing him out of the race.

Alonso, though, insists it was the right call not to go into the pits immediately.

"Once you've seen the result, in hindsight, it's easy to say it would've been better to come in for a pit-stop. But it's a decision that has to be made in a matter of seconds, during which we thought that I could hold on for another lap to make the most of the pit-stop and also switch to dry tyres," explained the Spaniard.

"In any case, the race simulations state that if I would have stopped to change the nose, I would have finished ninth or tenth, so we didn't lose anything. The problem wasn't not coming in; the damage was done in the collision and it's something that we will try to avoid in the future."

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