Alonso extends Ferrari contract to 2016 

Written by David on May 19th, 2011 at 1:20 pmLast Update: May 20th, 2011 at 11:38 am

Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari announced earlier this morning that double world champion Fernando Alonso has renewed his technical and racing agreement with the Maranello based team up to the end of the 2016 season.

“It is a great pleasure to have renewed our agreement with a driver who has always demonstrated a winning mentality even in the most difficult circumstances,” said Ferrari Pesident Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. “Fernando has all the required qualities, both technically and personally to play a leading role in the history of Ferrari and I hope he will be enriching it with further wins very soon.” he added.

“I am very happy to have reached this agreement,” said Alonso upon the announcement. “I immediately felt comfortable within Ferrari and now it feels to me like a second family. I have the utmost faith in the men and women who work in Maranello and in those who lead them: it is therefore natural for me to decide to extend my relationship in the long term like this, with a team at which I will no doubt end my Formula 1 career one day.”

source: Ferrari

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