F1: Alonso could join Ferrari in 2011

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  1. The Associated Press

    December 28, 2008 at 1:38 PM EST

    ROME — Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso could start driving for Ferrari in 2011 or even sooner if Kimi Raikkonen doesn't shine, Italian sports paper La Gazzetta Sportiva reported on Sunday.

    Gazzetta wrote without attribution that a deal had been made that could bring Alonso to Ferrari in 2011 on a contract of three or four years, although both sides are keeping their options open.

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo was vague about the team's long-term driver options when chatting with journalists at a recent holiday dinner, the paper reported.

    "We have [Felipe] Massa and Raikkonen under contract for the next two years," Montezemolo said. "As for the future, we'll see. Alonso is a great champion, but life is long. He's young."

    Fernando Alonso signed a two-year contract extension with Renault last month to keep him with the team through 2010 season.

    Gazzetta indicated that the pressure is on Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, to deliver. Ferrari officials declined to comment on the report.

    Last month, Alonso opted to stay with Renault, signing a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the French Formula One team through 2010.
  2. by 2011, Ferrari hopefully will pull out of F1 and ALOLnso gets sacked!
  3. Three fourths of this articles states who has contracts for how long and the other quarter says all parties are keeping their options open. Compelling stuff.
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  6. 2010 will be the last F1 season.
  7. I want him to replace Heidfled on BMW instead

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