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Alonso hints Vettel and Newey welcome at Ferrari

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Fernando Alonso has suggested the Red Bull dream-team of Sebastian Vettel and designer Adrian Newey is welcome at Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

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"Right now, you have to recognise the fantastic job that they are doing," the Spaniard told the German weekly Sport Bild.

"Adrian Newey is definitely a decisive man for success," said Alonso, who played down the possibility that he might therefore switch from Ferrari to Red Bull in the foreseeable future.

"My dream is to win for Ferrari. I'm sure it's the same for a lot of engineers, so Newey would therefore need to come to Ferrari," he smiled.

Alonso, whose current teammate is Felipe Massa, also said German Vettel is welcome at Ferrari.

"Many drivers want to be at Ferrari, and Sebastian is definitely welcome," he said. "If you never drive for Ferrari I don't think your career is complete.

I am happy to have Massa as my teammate but, one day, who knows

Fernando Alonso

"I am happy to have Massa as my teammate but, one day, who knows."

Alonso said the 24-year-old Vettel is sure to win the 2011 title unless he has "an extraordinary series of bad luck".

"If I was to bet my money it would be on him," he added. "He is a great champion in the process of winning his second championship, (he is) hugely talented and able to perform well under pressure."

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