• Mar 25th 2008 at 7:29PM
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The inability of Formula One drivers to sit still may seem natural, but Fernando Alonso may be taking it to the next level. After switching from Renault to McLaren for 2007 and then back to Renault for this season, the two-time world champion is back at it, fuelling rumors that he could move to Ferrari in another year or two.

Speculation of Alonso's potential move to the Scuderia crew began to circulate when he was on his way out of McLaren, and were furthered when his new contract with Renault reportedly left him with an out after one season. But after two disappointing races for Ferrari pilot Felipe Massa, the rumors are flying once again. Coming rather short of denying the prospect, Alonso told the press in , "I always want to be in the best car in the field... It is clear that Ferrari has one of the best cars already." Despite a contract that ostensibly secures his ride through 2010, if Massa doesn't manage to adapt to driving without traction control, Alonso just might get his chance.

[Source: F1-Live]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      You know, I'd prefer Alonso in a slower car. It seems that he is a little too conservative when contending for the drivers championship - often content with second place.

      He's a great racer when he doesn't have much to lose. His scrap with Coulthard this weekend was very entertaining to watch.
      • 7 Years Ago
      +1 on Mr. Winch and the Colonel!

      Alonso should be a Ferrari driver and that won't happen until Kimi retires. It will be entertaining to see a driver with a Latin temperament at the Scuderia. Not since Alesi has Ferrari had a driver so susceptible to the "red mist." It will certainly be entertaining.

      But now? Consider the source.
      • 7 Years Ago
      First, we should consider the source of this story. F-1 Live is the National Enquirer of F-1 news. They print every rumor they hear. All things considered, Massa is a great driver, he just overdrove the car trying to keep up with an even greater driver, Kimi Raikkonen. As for out-qualifying Kimi, Massa was on a lighter fuel load. I'm no fan of Alonso, but he is an incredible driver (as well as an incredible whiner). He's proving it with every point he scores in a mid-pack car at best. There's no way he could drive for Ferrari with Kimi still there though. Alonso needs to be a number 1 driver to perform. Now, comparing him to Schumacher when Shumie went to Ferrari is comparing apples to oranges. Shumacher brought Ross Brawn and also had contract stipulations stating he was the #1 driver and his teammate had to follow orders. That's why he got along so well with Massa and continues to coach him, Massa idolized Michael and was more than happy to follow team orders. Fernando may wind up at Ferrari some day, but after Kimi retires, not to replace Massa. If Ferrari replaces Massa with a new teammate for Raikkonen, my money's on Vettel. But overall, this is shaping up to be a great season in F-1 with BMW running up front and Red Bull showing great improvement. Malaysia showed that the McLarens are beatable when they aren't on the front row. Kimi is showing the best car control without traction control. Hamilton drove off his tires trying to get around Weber for half the race, without being able to pass him on track. Yes, an interesting 2008 in F-1 indeed!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually like Massa, so I'd rather just see things stay the way they are.
      • 7 Years Ago
      His arrogance is really starting to get on my nerves. Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari when it was nothing and brought it to its winning ways. Alonso too goddamn self centered, and talk about loyalty, 2 races and he's already considering a move.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, but it's not as though Schumacher knew that in the end they would succeed. They had some rough times at Ferrari, and that's what really upsets me about Alonso. He's basically just given up right away. No I don't think he should have stayed at McLaren, because it quite obvious that they like Lewis a lot more (not that that makes Alonso's whining okay). Alonso has had good years at good teams, he has not had a tough year at a poorly performing team. He needs something like that to prove his worth as a driver.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't think you know what arrogance means.

        He wants to be in the best car in the field. Who doesn't? That doesn't make you arrogant.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If you think that, it isn't because of what he said. It's apparently because of what you already think of him.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually I think he believes he deserves to be given the fastest car in the field, there's a difference.
        • 7 Years Ago
        A bit of an oversimplification, no? MS also brought Ross Brawn to Ferrari and Ferrari brought a lot of money to the table, both things that Renault doesn't have.

        And if you think that Alonso should have stayed at McLaren cause they did have money and technical prowess, MS didn't have to deal with a hyper-competitive second driver either.

        Alonso has acted like a douche lately, but MS was by no means an angel either.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Alonso is fast becoming the Spears of the F1 world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      He is an arrogant jerk!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Never going to happen. If anyone is going to take over Felipe's place at Ferrari, it's going to be Sebastien Vettel, a young up and comer who doesn't have his head six feet deep in his ass, and has an enormous amount of talent.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Beat me to it. Vettel seems to be the natural choice - what a talent!

        I really like Massa, but it seems that he is better at driving rather than racing, which can be observed by his spectacular qualifying performances on Saturday but inconsistent racing on Sunday.

        Vettel over Alonso, surely.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not the biggest Alonso fan and it is still early in the season, but I think more people are going to realize just how good he is this year. Everything is relative in F1. The results of the first two races are kind of impressive considering the equipment he has to work with. With the loss of driver aids and some luck, a podium or even a win isn't totally out of the question.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Alonso @ Ferrari... NEVER!

      All my respect for Ferrari will be lost if they take Alonso as a driver... The arrogant idiot!

      I'd rather see Hamilton, Vettel or Kovalainen @ Ferrari.
      But first I'd like to see how Raikonnen and Massa do this year, I've not givven up on Massa just yet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would LOVE to see Alonso as a test driver at Ferrari.

      Maybe he could also polish Massa's and Kimi's shoes while he's at it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "if Massa doesn't manage to adapt to driving without traction control"

      ^Hahaha. He's like a kid driving a RWD car for the first time. Oversteer + 800HP never = good.
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