Ferrari to confirm Santander deal at Monza

Ferrari is set to announce its multiple-year sponsorship agreement with the Spanish bank Santander next month, according to the sports newspaper Marca. The deal, to kick off in 2010, has been one of F1's worst-kept secrets for more than a year,...

Ferrari is set to announce its multiple-year sponsorship agreement with the Spanish bank Santander next month, according to the sports newspaper Marca.

The deal, to kick off in 2010, has been one of F1's worst-kept secrets for more than a year, but will finally be confirmed officially ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

It had been rumoured that Fernando Alonso might also be unveiled as a 2010 Ferrari driver at Monza, but Marca believes that this announcement may now be scheduled for the end of the season at the earliest.

Banco Santander, whose chief Emilio Botin openly admires countryman Alonso, currently advertises primarily on the rearward-facing elements of McLaren's rear wing.

Alonso, 27, is backed by the Santander subsidiary Universia.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , McLaren