Fernando Alonso is set to become the owner of a professional cycling team.
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Fernando Alonso has ruled out ever becoming a ‘pay-driver’ in formula one.
The Spaniard, a two-time world champion and now entering his third consecutive season with Ferrari, is believed to be the sport’s current highest earner. But recent economic conditions have seen retainers become lower throughout the grid, while seasoned drivers like Rubens Barrichello, Jarno Trulli and Adrian Sutil have been left without seats as ‘pay-drivers’ gain the upper hand.
F1 chief executive “flatly refused
Organisers of the European grand prix at Valencia are desperately trying to offload the race contract to an alternate host. That is the claim of the Spanish newspaper El Periodico, reporting that regional president Francisco Camps has determined that the port city cannot afford the annual fee and organisation costs.
All three drivers are under contract with their existing teams
Mark Webber, Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa have played down wild paddock rumours about possible movement in the 2011 driver market. All three drivers are under contract with their existing teams for next year, but that has not stopped rumours that Webber or Kubica could be heading to Ferrari, while Massa is ousted from the Italian team to possibly find refuge at Sauber.