Tour de France team plans 'on standby' - Alonso

Fernando Alonso has admitted it is unlikely his plans for a professional cycling team will be realised for 2011. The Ferrari driver said last year he would like to set up a team involving his friend and Spanish rider Alberto Contador with the ...

Fernando Alonso has admitted it is unlikely his plans for a professional cycling team will be realised for 2011.

The Ferrari driver said last year he would like to set up a team involving his friend and Spanish rider Alberto Contador with the ambition of winning the Tour de France.

He said in 2009: "Contador has one year left on his (Astana) contract. There's maybe a possibility for the year after. We'll see."

But Alonso, 28, said at Silverstone that his plans are currently "on standby".

"It's difficult for next year," the double world champion admitted, according to AS newspaper.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard said that with Saturday dawning fine and warm, the weather forecast for Sunday is "not so clear".

At the time of writing, morning rain is forecast for the day of the British Grand Prix.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari