As F1 woke from its summer slumber, the big talking point at Spa was 16-year-old Jos Verstappen.
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“Honestly,” Piero Ferrari said, “I hope Alonso remains at Maranello until the end of his career.
Enzo Ferrari’s only living son says he wants Fernando Alonso to stay with the Maranello team for the rest of his F1 career. The Spanish driver, widely recognised as perhaps the best and undoubtedly the highest paid on the grid, is under contract to Ferrari but also linked with a potential move to a rival team like next year’s Honda-powered McLaren.
Fernando Alonso has taken time out of his summer vacation to deny speculation about his future.
Currently on a cycling tour in the Italian Dolomites, the Spaniard has obviously read rumours about his potential switch to McLaren, or perhaps his demands for $50 million a year to sign a new Ferrari contract.
Mika Hakkinen has acknowledged rumours linking his protege Valtteri Bottas with McLaren.
The fellow Finn and double world champion has been a key to Bottas’ formula one foray so far, culminating in the 24-year-old’s debut at Williams last year after a season on the testing and Friday practice bench.
The new era of social media and F1′s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.
Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray.