So after a long day in front of the TV and the computer monitor, you would have thought that the issues surrounding the Belgian Grand Prix would have been enough for anyone. But late this evening, a new rumour is beginning to circulate, and this one centres around the hotly debated subject of Fernando Alonso’s future. It has been known for a while that Alonso is looking for a Ferrari drive, but failing that, where else could Fernando go? McLaren? No way. BMW, possibly…
Now it is a rumour, nothing more, nothing less. But BMW are surely the next best option for Alonso. The team’s methodical approach to developing their team has won praise from all quarters and I for one have been impressed with the squad since they purchased Peter Sauber’s old team. Robert Kubica has won a race for them this season and despite the current slump in performance, one has to say that they are still a force to reckoned with in the future. And the future is exactly what Alonso is looking at. No question.
But can this play into Alonso’s dream of racing for Ferrari? Of course, Ferrari would be the proverbial Mecca for Fernando, they are after all the current leaders of the constructors title and are challenging McLaren on the drivers front as well. They have everything in place to win the championships and should Kimi Raikkonen decided that he’s had enough, Ferrari would want Alonso in the seat. There is, I believe, little question about that.
However, recently Luca di Montezemolo has reaffirmed his faith in both of his drivers – Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa – and stated the fact that Kimi has a contract for 2009. And this leaves Alonso in a bit of a quandary. The Spaniard returned to Renault in 2008 because his relationship with McLaren failed. But Briatore’s team have suffered recently and judging by the double world champion’s results, he can do little better than bag a few points here and there.
BMW, on the other hand, can net some podiums, have won a race, and look to have a very bright future ahead of them. The rumour goes that Alonso has signed a three-year deal with the Swiss-German team, and this would be wise for Fernando’s future. Of course, presuming Ferrari are tied up with their current line-up. It is though, just a rumour. This weekend Alonso stated that while he was going to make an announcement at Monza regarding is future, this decision would be delayed if he felt it necessary. Perhaps, just perhaps, the canny Spaniard is ironing out a few kinks in the BMW contract…Download Original Wallpaper