Former Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo, says that Fernando Alonso is leaving the team at the end of the 2014 season. According to Luca, Alonso is at a stage in his life where he can’t wait any longer for wins and titles. His age is one of the reasons.
Di Montzemolo also said that Alonso is seeking a new environment. It has been frustrating for Fernando over the last three years that he wasn’t won a title and is looking for new stimulus.
It’s an issue that I think we’ve all assumed is fact by now but Ferrari have said nothing officially and neither has Alonso or Sebastian Vettel who just announced his departure from Red Bull and is assumed to be Alonso’s replacement.
The departure of Alonso is certainly a big issue depending on where he goes and many assume it to be McLaren. However, Di Montezemolo’s departure was equally big and he’s not very pleased about how it transpired nor the fact that he hasn’t gotten even a “thank you” from the Agnelli family for his decades of service and numerous titles as well as record profit for the road car division. It’s a thankless job apparently.
Hat Tip: RAI Sport