Scuderia Ferrari announcement
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Ferrari announces that, as from next season, Esteban Gutierrez will become part of the Scuderia workforce.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban”
Valtteri Bottas’ managers have played down rumours linking the on-form Finn with a move to Ferrari.
Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport reported this week that, perhaps in view of replacing its current Finn Kimi Raikkonen in 2016, Ferrari has made exploratory advances towards 25-year-old Bottas in recent days.
Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.
The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse.
The pressure on Kimi Raikkonen to up his game is of the “positive” variety, Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci insists.
It is a near-certainty that disgruntled Fernando Alonso is leaving the Maranello team, but also with a solid 2015 contract is his Finnish teammate. Any speculation Raikkonen might also depart Ferrari, however, has been mild at best, even though Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport is questioning whether the 2007 world champion should be kept in red.