Ferrari to confirm Alonso at Monza - report

September 11 2009 could be the date on which Fernando Alonso is revealed as a Ferrari driver for the next five Formula One seasons. The Spanish newspaper Diario AS claims that the sport's best-known secret may already be scheduled for official...

September 11 2009 could be the date on which Fernando Alonso is revealed as a Ferrari driver for the next five Formula One seasons.

The Spanish newspaper Diario AS claims that the sport's best-known secret may already be scheduled for official confirmation on the Friday of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

The report believes Ferrari has not decided which of the team's contracted 2010 drivers, Felipe Massa or Kimi Raikkonen, will be ushered aside to make room for the former double world champion, who currently races for Renault.

AS said Ferrari intends to hold its major end-of-season event at Valencia in November, not only to welcome Alonso, 27, to the team, but also its new 2010 Spanish sponsor Santander.

The report said Alonso could be the "surprise guest" at the event, but would have to wear casual clothes because of his Renault contract through December 31.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari