Ferrari drivers 'never forgotten' - Alonso

Fernando Alonso on Tuesday gave the strongest indication yet that he sees his future with Ferrari. The Spaniard, who currently races for Renault, was speaking at a sponsor event for Universia, a subsidiary of the Spanish bank Santander that ...

Fernando Alonso on Tuesday gave the strongest indication yet that he sees his future with Ferrari.

The Spaniard, who currently races for Renault, was speaking at a sponsor event for Universia, a subsidiary of the Spanish bank Santander that backs his former McLaren team.

Santander, whose chief Emilio Botin was also present at the event on Tuesday, is expected to leave McLaren to join the livery of Ferrari's cars in 2010.

Asked if he would like to lead Ferrari back to championship-winning form, the 27-year-old told Spain's AS newspaper: "I like winning and having the best car, and Ferrari has proved that it always has one of the best.

"Everyone knows that we (drivers) want to win races and so we want the best car, the best team.

"If you win most of the last ten world titles then you are a team that gives drivers security, which is something that not all teams can do," added Alonso.

He then heralded the prestige of driving for one of the world's most famous names.

"Racing with Ferrari means even more than racing in Formula One," said Alonso. "Any child who plays with a red car knows it is a Ferrari: it means something more. When you are with Ferrari you will never be forgotten."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , McLaren