Santander and Alonso, Santander and Ferrari

Santander

Last week an article appeared on Autosport suggesting that according to high level sources Spanish bank Santander (currently McLaren sponsor) is about to switch to Ferrari from 2010 season. Their motivation for the 2007 link up with McLaren was simple – arrival of Fernando Alonso. He is however no longer there and any suggestion of move by Santander to another team naturally sparks fresh speculation about Alonso’s future.

The “Alonso to Ferrari” talk begins to look more and more similar to “Raikkonen to Ferrari” talk few seasons back. Kimi took the place of retiring Michael Schumacher and some sources suggest that Schumi was made to make the room earlier than he had planned.

If the stories behind Santander’s link up with Ferrari and reunion with Alonso are true, who’s place would he take ? Who would be making room this time ? Kimi Raikkonen has contract with Ferrari till the end of 2009 season, Felipe Massa till the end of 2010…

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  1. Black ZeddNo Gravatar says:

    I guessed it depends on Renault’s improvement. But it seems very unlikely for the move to happen. If Ferrari’s recruiting him, they’ll have to ditch both driver and hire a distinguished second driver. Or risk repeating the same Alonso-Hamilton drama.

    But then maybe Alonso will be ready to be treated equally. It’s better than missing the podium..

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