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Alonso 'very happy' at Ferrari

Monday 29-July-2013 10:01

Fernando Alonso insists he is "very happy" at Ferrari despite speculation linking him to move to Red Bull next season.

Having joined Ferrari at the start of the 2010 campaign much was expected of the new partnership but it has yet to deliver a World title with Alonso finishing runner-up in 2010 and again in 2012.

This season it again appears as if the former World Champion will miss out on a third Drivers' title as he dropped even more points to Sebastian Vettel in Hungary. Ten races into this campaign, Alonso trails the Red Bull racer by 39 points.

Throw into the mix the fact that Alonso's manager Luis Garcia Abad met with Red Bull team boss Christian Horner in Budapest and there is plenty of speculation that the Spaniard has grown tired of being beaten by the Bulls.

Alonso, however, insists he is still happy at Ferrari, he just wants more from the car.

"I'm very happy," said the 31-year-old. "Of course we need to improve the car if we are going to have chances to win the World Championship.

"Always with four weeks with no Formula One it's a very dangerous period for [the media] so hopefully we will have a quiet summer."

Meanwhile, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali says he's not worried about losing the double World Champion to Red Bull

Asked about the situation, the Italian said: "No."

"First of all we have a contract with him. For sure, Fernando is an asset to the team.

"We need him to work very closely with everyone because after all this is a difficult moment in the season.

"It's about team work. We have to deliver a job. Full stop. This is the same for everyone, not only for him."

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