Hungarian Grand Prix . There are now nine months , was the scene of the first tension between Luca di Montezemolo and Fernando Alonso. A few weeks later the agent of Spanish, Luis Garcia Abad, is surprised openly discussing with Christian Horner in the Spanish press that makes the buzz. The most widely accepted and finally in the paddock theory is that the signing of Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari in 2014 is a response , early , to the will of departure of Fernando Alonso. Except that the newspaper Marca and our recent information tell a different story and finally reveal the status of everyone in the team. The tension was not one and Fernando Alonso recommended Luca di Montezemolo to sign Kimi Raikkonen for the 2014 season. A risky move ? An approach especially interested .
Since his arrival in 2010 in Maranello, Fernando Alonso has understood his mistakes. Himself recently admitted in the Italian media after the race in Bahrain , he had come to Italy to quickly get the title of world champion and build a dominant team. The image of the success of Kimi Raikkonen , who won the title in the first year in the last races of the championship in 2007 , returns on its failure Abu Dhabi 2010. Goal now is to build a team around him and surround himself with the best . With an important detail . Unlike Michael Schumacher, who came up with Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne. Fernando Alonso has a global vision.
The day after the Malaysian Grand Prix at the headquarters of the Madrid Business School, University of Navarra , Emilio Botin (CEO of Banco Santander ) is launching the following sentence: « I have the ambition to support Fernando until the end his career is still for 10 years! » A note serving and serve in the future for the environment of Fernando Alonso, who is aware of having a major sponsor as exclusive partner in the future. Useful.
The recommendation for Raikkonen was mainly according Marca, a way for Fernando Alonso to protect the arrival of Nico Hulkenberg, favorite Luca di Montezemolo. The contract was ready. German was a threat because he represented the future. Ultimately the duo Alonso- Raikkonen / Alonso – Raikkonen at Ferrari is the beginning of a large maneuver influence of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari .
Last week, Luca di Montezemolo presented the transalpine press his plan to reorganize the Scuderia and a point is very interesting to note : the end of some contract advice . Rory Byrne likely be affected , but probably not Flavio Briatore, now highly influential figure behind the scenes of Formula 1. Ultimately dedication Alonso Stefano Domenicali after the first podium of the season for the Scuderia at the end of Chinese Grand Prix , was certainly a touching media attention , but it should not be dissociated from the real intrigue happening behind the scenes in Modena.
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