Alonso and Raikkonen are staying - Marchionne

Ferrari's management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying - Marchionne
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F14-T
(L to R): Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Marco Mattiacci, Ferrari Team Principal, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari and the Ferrari team remember the 1996 Spanish GP at Barcelona, where Michael Schumacher, won his first GP with Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F14-T
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F14-T
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari

With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team's poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers.

Fernando Alonso has been linked with a big-money move to McLaren-Honda, and the period of upheaval - coinciding with the shock death of his sponsor Santander - may now be the final straw for the increasingly impatient Spaniard.

"(Marco) Mattiacci has to find a way to convince Fernando Alonso to stay," said former F1 driver turned BBC pundit Allan McNish.

We just have to give them a car to match their talent and they will be at the top again, no doubt.

Sergio Marchionne

"Just imagine how they would look if he (Alonso) cannot be convinced that Ferrari will sort themselves out," he added.

But Marchionne, who doubles as the chief of the Ferrari parent Fiat-Chrysler, insisted that is not going to happen.

"They (Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen) will continue with us," he is quoted by Spain's El Mundo Deportivo, "because they are two very strong drivers at the heart of our project - two world champions.

"We just have to give them a car to match their talent and they will be at the top again, no doubt," Marchionne added.

According to Speed Week, he has pledged to "give to Ferrari whatever is needed" in the financial stakes, which may help to convince Alonso to resist the Honda lure and stay on board.

Indeed, Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson confirmed that despite the shakeups at Ferrari, the Finn is committed to the Maranello based team.

"Kimi's contract is with the Ferrari racing team, not di Montezemolo," he told the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat.

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