Merely days after he renewed his vows with the Scuderia Ferrari team, former two time Drivers’ World Championship winner Fernando Alonso has revealed that he is ready to pen a long term deal with the Italian outfit.
The Spaniard recently rejected the chance to return to McLaren F1 after team principal Martin Whitmarsh very publicly claimed that he would welcome back the 32 year old to the team with open arms and claimed that he will remain with his team for the last four years for the 2014 season as well despite Kimi Raikkonen being appointed as the replacement for Felipe Massa in the team.
Alonso’s current deal with Ferrari expires at the end of the 2016 season, when he turn 35 years old, a time when drivers usually look beyond life on the tracks at the future. But taking a cue from the likes of Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber who have both enjoyed a stellar run in the sport at a more advanced age, Fernando Alonso is eager to put pen to paper to a new multiyear deal with the team.
According to the Spaniard, they are working together to try and arrive at a conclusion adding that it is his wish to retire from Formula One with Ferrari. He also mentioned that the team has also expressed a similar desire to achieve this goal and it will be nice to see it through.
Fernando Alonso went on to add that there have been people who have raced comfortably beyond 38 or 39 years of age. He mentioned that Webber is a good example of that as well as Schumacher, who returned to the sport after retiring at 36 years of age and he wished to follow in their footsteps and have a prolonged career in the sport.