Fernando Alonso plans on 2008 season 

Written by David on October 29th, 2007 at 3:23 pmLast Update: October 29th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Fernando Alonso McLaren imminent divorce?Fernando Alonso, who thanked his countrymen for their support in his home town of Oviedo at the weekend, told local media that he is still waiting to know if he is going to honor his McLaren contract next year or switch to a rival team. “I know what I want to do, but I do not know if it will be possible,” he said, according to the Spanish broadcaster Telecinco.

The latest rumor is that Alonso, who spent a hostile season at McLaren in 2007, could be negotiating with Williams about a single year contract.

Renault is pushing for a 3 year deal, and Flavio Briatore is reported to have travelled to Brazil recently for talks with a major potential Hispanic sponsor who could help bankroll Alonso’s return to the team. “The options are open and everything is to be negotiated,” Alonso is quoted as saying, presumably referring to the need to end his ongoing contractual ties to Ron Dennis’ outfit. “I have an idea, a desire, about what I want to do. We will have to find out,” the 26 year old added.

Meanwhile, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo,¬†continued to downplay suggestions that Alonso could be part of the Italian team’s plans for the future. Asked about Alonso’s plans for next season, Montezemolo said at a team event in Mugello: “I do not have the faintest idea and I am certainly not going to comment.” Kimi Raikkonen also seemed uninterested in the topic, despite McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton telling reporters at the weekend that the Finn would be a ‘cool’ teammate for the future. “Whether Alonso stays at McLaren or leaves, we do not care too much about it,” he said.

source: GMM

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