Fernando Alonso signs new Ferrari deal

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Updated: May 19, 2011

Fernando Alonso has agreed a new contract with Ferrari,that will see him drive for the team until the end of the 2016 Formula One season.

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo welcomed the news and said it was a huge boost for the team:

“It is a great pleasure to have renewed our agreement with a driver who has always demonstrated a winning mentality even in the most difficult circumstances. Fernando has all the required qualities, both technically and personally to play a leading role in the history of Ferrari and I hope he will be enriching it with further wins very soon.”

Alonso, added: “I am very happy to have reached this agreement. I immediately felt comfortable within Ferrari and now it feels to me like a second family. I have the utmost faith in the men and women who work in Maranello and in those who lead them: it is therefore natural for me to decide to extend my relationship in the long term like this, with a team at which I will no doubt end my Formula 1 career one day.”

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